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May 12, 2011:

You have kindly asked me to share some words of wisdom.  I offer you these words and hope they will inspire you to make wise choices in your own lives.

After living on earth for about 64 years old, I have discovered that life is very much like a basketball game.  There are three categories of people involved in a basketball game: the spectators, team players and the coaches.

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May 12, 2011:

Thank you so much.

Thank you Rev. Don Senior, Sister Barbara Reid, Rev. Michael Slattery, members of the Board of Trustees, fellow honorees: Sister Mary Collins and Father Thomas Coughlin, CTU Administrators, members of the CTU faculty and staff, members of the student body, guests, my very special friend Fr. John Pawlikowski, and, of course, our hosts KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation…thank you all.

My Parents, of blessed memory, would not have believed this in a million years…well, actually my mother probably would have.

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July 11, 2011:
Several years ago, I came across a prayer by Therese Wilson Favors, director of the Office of Black Catholics, entitled “If you don’t start something, it won’t be nothing.” The main focus of the prayer was that our ancestors in faith and action, such as St. Augustine, St. Monica, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Daniel Rudd (founder of the Black Catholic Congress Movement), responded to God’s call by taking some form of action.
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March 1, 2010:

Catholics are in the midst of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of renewal, remembrance, and repentance. Lent is marked by a threefold discipline of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The aspect of fasting became a key way the season was identified. From the tradition we find Lent referred to as the “sacred fast,” though the obligations of fasting and abstinence from meat for Roman Catholics are far less strict than in ages past, than the rigors of Ramadan celebrated by our Muslim sisters and brothers, or the obligations observed by some of the Eastern Christian Churches.

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February 27, 2011:
Most Reverend John Dennis Corriveau, O.F.M., CAP. joins the Sundays at CTU community for Franciscan Spirituality: Contributions of the Franciscans to the Life of the Church.
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October 11, 2009:

First, I would like to squelch any rumors about my having to borrow a Capuchin habit for today's event.  Yes, this is my solemn profession habit from 1972; it is admittedly in pristine condition, and although not quite saving it for this moment, I did want to be part of the brown wave that ripples across CTU today; furthermore, since the religious barb of the mendicants was both a choir robe as well as at the origin of the academic gown, it seems fitting in this conjunction of prayer and scholarship to don the capuche.

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April 1, 2010:

On Palm Sunday, the Sunday that begins Holy Week, and again on Good Friday, Catholic Christians read the passion narrative of Jesus - his arrest, trial, death, and burial. This year, as I pondered Luke's gospel, it struck me that we read all passion narratives only so far as Jesus' death and burial. Of course, it makes sense since Easter Sunday is still ahead of us, and we cannot go into celebratory mode too early. But, I thought it a bit odd to read only as far as the death and burial when we all know the end of the story.

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May 1, 2010:

One of the fruits of the Second Vatican Council was the awakening of the Church to the need for social and cultural analysis in order to ground its teaching and ministry in human reality. Awareness dawned that human linguistic, symbolic, moral, political, and economic structures profoundly influence the way we think about God and interpret our spiritual callings. The development of the human sciences (i.e.

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June 1, 2010:

I am the oldest of five children. My siblings, their families, and I all remain active in the "practice" of our Catholic faith. Of my eleven cousins on my mother's side all but two also remain active in the "practice" of the Catholic faith. We are also all active members of our parish communities. How unusual is this in our world today? VERY.

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August 1, 2010:

Geert Wilders is a Dutch parliamentarian who recently announced that he would be launching an international movement to ban immigration from Muslim countries to the West. In April of 2009, Wilders delivered a speech in Florida in which he said:

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