Friday, July 13, 2018

20 Videos by ARCWP Women Priests for WOC Women Called- "What I want the world to know about my call to priesthood"

Bridget Mary Meehan, Sarasota, FL
Kathleen Ryan, Guilderland, NY

Kathryn Shea, Sarasota, FL 
Lynn Kinlan, Guilderland, NY
Debra Trees, Albany, NY
Dorothy Shugrue, Bonita Springs, FL
Ann Harrington, Greenville, NC
Lindy Sanford, Schenectady, NY
Kim Panaro, Guilderland, NY
Rita Lucey, Orange City, FL

Mary Eileen Collingwood, Hudson, OH
Clare Julian Carbone, Salt Lake City, UT
Olga Lucia Alvarez, Colombia, South America
Michele Birch-Conery, Windsor, Ontario Canada
Nori Kieran-Meredith, Crestline, CA
Donna Rougeux, Albany, NY
Elena Garcia, Valrico, FL
Mary Theresa Streck, Albany, NY
Diane Dougherty, Decatur, GA

ESDAY, JULY 24, 2018

What I Want the World to Know About My Call to Priesthood- Christina Moreira ARCWP, Spain

Beatitudes of Peace by John Dear

John Dear concludes his powerful book with the following Beatitudes of Peace. I highly recommend this book for all seeking to build the kin-dom of God right now!

Arise and Walk Forth
Beatitudes for Peace 
by John Dear

Arise and walk forth, you poor, you poor in spirit, oppressed, and powerless. The kingdom of God is yours! Keep on going; don’t be discouraged by your poverty or powerlessness. 

Arise and walk forth, you who mourn. You will be comforted! Keep on going; grieve, but keep organizing, seeking justice and making peace. 

Arise and walk forth, you who are nonviolent, gentle, and meek. You shall inherit the earth! Keep on going, don’t be overwhelmed by the world’s violence. Practice creative nonviolence and become one with creation. 

Arise and walk forth, you who hunger and thirst for justice. You will be satisfied! Keep on going; don’t give up the nonviolent struggle for justice. 

Arise and walk forth, you who are merciful to everyone. You will receive mercy! Keep on going; be instruments of mercy in a merciless world. You can never be too merciful, too compassionate, or too forgiving. You will experience the mercy of God. 

Arise and walk forth, you who are pure in heart. You will see the God of peace and love! Keep on going. Let God disarm your heart; cultivate interior nonviolence; create a space for the God of peace and love to dwell within you. You will see everyone as your brother and sister, and God everywhere. You will find God in all things. 

Arise and walk forth, you peacemakers! You will be called the sons and daughters of the God of peace! Keep on going, even though everyone else supports war, killing, nuclear weapons, and violence of every kind. Don’t give up. Make peace, end wars, teach nonviolence, build peace movements, advocate for a new world without war, reconcile everyone, and welcome my resurrection gift of peace. Be who you already are, the beloved sons and daughters of the God of peace!

Arise and walk forth, you who are persecuted for working for justice! The kingdom of God is yours! Keep on going. Don’t give up, even though others reject, harass, denounce, and turn against you. You are truly my disciple! For I too was persecuted for working for justice. I too was rejected, harassed, even arrested, condemned, tortured, and executed. In a world of injustice and permanent war, anyone who works for justice and peace will be persecuted. But you keep going, in a spirit of peace, love, and nonviolence, forgiving those who hurt you, praying for your persecutors, and trusting in the God of peace to welcome you into God’s kingdom of nonviolent love. 

Arise and walk forth, you who are insulted, persecuted, and slandered because of me! Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven! Keep on going, for you have joined the lineage of the holy prophets of old, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the rest. Now you have become one of the holy prophets of your own time. You join the lineage of peacemakers, including Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Oscar Romero, Franz Jägerstätter, and Cesar Chavez. This is your opportunity to make peace, love your enemies, and trust God. Now you get to practice nonviolence and show everyone what it means to be my disciple. Through your loving nonviolence, my holy spirit will disarm others and help disarm the world. 

“Arise and walk forth!”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Articles About Justice Kavanaugh and Abortion in Religion Dispatches

July 11, 2018

Life After 'Roe': Clergy Consider Handing Out Morning After Pill in Church

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

While pundits debate whether a Supreme Court that includes Brett Kavanaugh will overturn Roe v. Wade, a group of progressive clergy isn’t waiting to find out. These religious leaders have been planning for life after Roe for the past year.

They’re drawing on the history of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (CCS), an international network of over 2,000 faith leaders led by mainline Protestants and Reform Jews. Founded in 1967, the clergy fought for the liberalization of abortion laws and helped thousands of women ...

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Kavanaugh’s ‘Jesuitical’ Response to ‘Abomination’ of 'Roe v. Wade' in 2006

Jesuitical: crafty; sly; intriguing.

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Kavanaugh, Yawn: Where’s Our Thirty-Year Plan?

The commentariat have affirmed, and will affirm ad nauseam, that Kavanaugh’s appointment marks a significant rightward shift on the High Court that could persist for decades (especially if Trump gets another pick), that Roe is in more serious peril than at any other time in the lifetimes of people under 50, and that it’s quite []

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