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A British massacre of German sailors

What Jesus calls essential: The loving care of the other The British ship HMS Dorchester played a key role in sinking the German battleship Bismarck on 21 May 1941.  Then, in an act of vengeance and hatred, the HMS Dorchester … Continue reading

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Chain Reactions: Conflict, Frontiers, and Barriers — John 15:9-17 — May 10, 2015

CONFLICT, FRONTIERS, AND BARRIERS I once lived in an area that called itself, “Frontier Country”.  That name referred to the history of confrontation there.  I wondered why the inhabitants didn’t choose a new and different identity for their signboards which … Continue reading

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Remember Us O God — Isa 64:1-9 — Nov 30, 2014

Remember Us O God On Advent 1 our readings today focus on a future that is coming, for which we should be prepared.  We should be prepared for a future transition which may be terrifying. The first reading is from … Continue reading

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Producing Sweet Fruit (Mt 21:33) Sunday October 5 2014

Producing Sweet Fruit  (Mt 21:33) Sunday October 5 2014 Our Gospel reading today contains the phrase, “Let us acquire,” or “Let us seize or grab”.  Wherever there is this attitude of grabbing from others, there are negative effects.  We see … Continue reading

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