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February 28, 2013:

Email to:  CTU President, Rev. Donald Senior, C.P., and Vice President and Academic Dean, Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P.
From: Fr. Gilberto Cavazos-González, O.F.M., Professor of Spirituality, currently on sabbatical in Rome

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November 3, 2011:
Although there are several studies dedicated to the lives of Francis and Clare of Assisi, Gilberto Cavazos-González’s Greater Than a Mother’s Love is the first to investigate their spirituality in the context of family relationships. He delves into the writings of Francis and Clare and illustrates how both used observations of their various human relationships to understand their experiences with God and neighbor. He then moves to a re-appropriation of the kinship spirituality of Francis and Clare for today. Accompanying this study is an exhaustive bibliography and several appendices that enhance this unique treatment of these two beloved and admired religious figures.
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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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February 1, 2011:
I met Pedro and Juanita soon after I arrived at my new assignment as pastor of their parish. Like many (if not most) of the Mexican people who made up the growing majority of the parish, these two people were undocumented. They were unable to get driver’s licenses, or government help, or an income tax return, even though they were both working at factories and money was being taken out of their check each week. They also had a daughter who was a United States citizen. We were talking about the need for a change in our government’s immigration laws so that good, law-abiding people like Juanita and Pedro would not have to live in the shadows or keep looking over their shoulder every time they left home. And I’ll never forget what they told me at the end of our conversation, trying to calm my fears for them: “Don’t worry, Father, if nothing happens, we can just wait until our daughter turns twenty-one and then she can fix our papers.” Their daughter was three!
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