Silence Is Betrayal

Martin Luther King Jr.

A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their ...

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Prayer For World Peace

Joan Chittister, OSB

Great God, who told us "Vengeance is mine," save us from ourselves, Save us from the vengeance in our hearts and the acid in our souls. Save ...

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Praying In The Back Of The Mind

Fredrick Zydek, U.S.Catholic

There are prayers that slip between our sacred urges and go into the dark places we dare not name. They are with us even when we are not loo ...

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A Mediation on the Presentation (Luke 2:22-40)

Keeping with tradition's law the parents came to bless their child when Simeon at death's door saw salvation's hope - both harsh and mild. F ...

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Creche Clout

Francis Kunkel

Sheep have it, Goats do not. Oxen are in, Hippos are out Donkeys win, Turtles lose. Camels are a hit, Pandas are a flop. ...

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Behold This Newborn Child

Joyce Rupp

Each time a child is born... we sense that life goes on. All is not lost. There is a deep resilience within, stronger than the grasp of deat ...

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Why I Stay

Joan Chittister, New Designs: An Anthology of Spiritual Vision

"It is good to have an end to journey towards," Ursula Le Guin writes, "but it is the journey that matters in the end." The truth of that st ...

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The Wars We Make

Nicholas Peters, Another Morn

(The following poem was written by Nicholas Peters just after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Peters had emigrated to Canada from Russ ...

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Gonna Be Like

Sr. Kimberly M. King, RSJC, NCR

Heaven gonna smell like sweet-olive, friend; gonna have galleries for sitting, breezes for cooling, singing to joy up the choir of souls swi ...

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