What a Child Remembers

In 2019, getting ready for the Chrism Liturgy at Santa Fe Cathedral, Santa Fe, New Mexico, I overheard two sacristans talk about an encounter one of them had earlier that…

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Let Us Dream – Part 2

Friar Charles McCarthy continues his reflection on Pope Francis' Let Us Dream, A Path to a Better Future. “Part Two: A Time to Choose,” of Let Us Dream, Pope Francis’…

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Whose Land Is It Anyway?

October 12th; Flying 'Tween the Canyons flying ‘tween the canyonsseeking ancient foot trails trodbe one on the landThere is a Canadian White Paper I have been reading entitled, “Whose Land…

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A Spark of Hope Part 4

It All Came Together The story of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, continues. https://youtu.be/vQRq3ZmFcEkThe U.S. EPA facilitated a three-day community workshop in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. From community leaders, high school students, state and local officials,…

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A Spark of Hope Part 3

Sharing a Meal, Building a Foundation Friar Michael Lasky brought his connections and experience from working for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation. Friar Martin Kobos shared his knowledge…

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A Spark of Hope Part 2

Forward in Faith Conventual Franciscan Friars have served the people of Shamokin for 120 years. In return, during those same decades the people supported the friars and their ministries all…

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