October 2021 archive

Jesse Lewis – Rest In Peace

It is with great sadness that we announce that Jesse Lewis, former community member, dear friend, and husband of Martha Scarbrough-Lewis, joined the Heavenly Cloud of Witnesses on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 3:02 pm from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease, which he struggled with for five years. He is deeply loved and will be …

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You Are Invited: Healing Haunted Histories

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A Tale of Two Damages: Double Standard for Jessica Reznicek and Energy Transfer Partners

Why would a billion-dollar corporation which intentionally and illegally destroyed private property for profit not even get a slap on the wrist while a person who commits civil disobedience to protect the earth and its people is labeled a terrorist and imprisoned for eight years? By CHARLOTTE  GRUBB October 25, 2021 Jessica Reznicek was sentenced …

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Our Responsibility

By MATT HARPER Part of our Catholic responsibility is to call our Church into the same sacramental reconciliation that we are invited into. This process of exploring individual (and systemic) actions, identifying where we have fallen short, and committing to amends that appropriately heal is needed in so many areas, one of which is around …

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Striketober!

By Joe Attard The U.S.A. has been hit by a ‘Striketober’ of industrial action across a range of sectors: from healthcare to construction; carpentry to coal mining; media to communications; snack foods and cereal manufacturing. In all, 100,000 workers voted to authorise strike action this month. The old union bureaucrats have undermined some of these …

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San Gabriel Mission’s Jubilee Year – A Response

By DAVID DeCOSSE What wasn’t said was as important as what was. In his Sept. 8 homily to launch a Jubilee Year marking the 250th anniversary of the San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez spoke of his effort to imagine the choices faced by Junípero Serra and the Franciscans who founded the California …

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Sr. Megan Rice – Rest in Peace.

Sr. Megan Rice, anti-war, Plowshares, and social justice activist, joined the Heavenly Cloud of Witnesses on October 10, 2021, at her religious order residence, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ), in Rosemont, PA. She was 91. Her death was caused by congestive heart failure. Sr. Megan, one of the Transform Now Plowshares activists …

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This nation’s Fate: Oligarchy Or Autocracy

By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost The competing systems of power in the United States are divided between oligarchy and autocracy. There are no other alternatives. Neither are pleasant. Each have peculiar and distasteful characteristics. Each pays lip service to the fictions of democracy and constitutional rights. And each exacerbates the widening social and …

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