Presence Podcast – Barmen Today – Commitment to Equality and Dignity – Background and Introduction

Barmen Today – Background and Introduction

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A Washington Post article today quoting words against racism from a Catholic archbishop and words from a Baptist reverend saying Donald Trump isn’t racist illustrate the division in how Christians are responding to recent violent, hate filled shootings and “tweet-storms.” This episode begins reflection on “Barmen Today: A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration.”

Barmen Today – Read the Statement and Sign the Petition

5 Minutes in Church History – The Barmen Declaration

Barmen Declaration (Wikipedia)

Barmen Today: An Act of Divine Obedience

Archbishop of San Antonio Gustavo Garcia-Siller Video Response

“Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call of Love” – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

“Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” The US Bishops Reflection on Catholic Teaching and Political Life

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Lectionary Gospel – Ascension: Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 28, 2017)

This gospel is for the final week of our school year 2016-2017. While I won’t be posting lectionary gospels until we return at the end of August, I will try to post other items of interest during the summer months.

Blessings to you this Memorial Day weekend and for the summer beyond!

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Lectionary Gospel – Sixth Week of Easter (May 21, 2017)

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Lenten Journey Journal: Friday, April 7th

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Today’s memorial of St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle is a special day for me as the very first school at which I taught was a great little La Sallian school – Justin-Siena High School in the beautiful Napa Valley.

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Lenten Journey Journal: Monday, March 20th.

Since March 19th was on a Sunday this year, the Church celebrates St. Joseph’s Day on Monday, March 20th this year. We’re doubly blessed as the vernal equinox occurs at 6:28am EDT on Monday morning.

To celebrate and pray today with St. Joseph, please download and share these slides: PDF and Google Slides.

And for bonus learning, check out this quality (and brief) video about St. Joseph:

 

Lenten Journey Journal: Friday, March 17th

I’m sorry for not posting on Thursday the 16th, but I was out of school for the day.

For St. Patrick’s Day, please download and share these slides – PDF or Google Slides

And the Sisters of St. Joseph have their 100 Days of Prayer calendar posted for the remainder of March:

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