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"If God can work through me, he can work through anyone." -St. Francis of Assisi

“If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.” 

-St. Francis of Assisi

Laudato Si n.82 and thoughts

82. Yet it would also be mistaken to view other living beings as mere objects subjected to arbitrary human domination. When nature is viewed solely as a source of profit and gain, this has serious consequences for society.

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Mysticism, theology, evangelism, and social action

I sent an e-mail to my friend who’d given the talk spoken of in this post, outlining the same things I outlined here on the blog. 496 more words

Classic Christianity

The Vow of Vulnerability

I have been somewhat overwhelmed by the reaction to the post ‘Now I am 54′ after it was graciously featured on ‘Freshly Pressed’ It seems that many of us are sufferers from anxiety and depression or stand alongside someone who is. 835 more words


Our Greatest Enemy

As we examine the seemingly increasing states of violence in the world (are they increasing…or does the media just make it look that way?), it is easy to point the finger of blame – it’s his fault, it’s her fault, it’s their fault.  604 more words


If We Do Not Burn


The Pope published his encyclical on the environment.  Reactions (including by Gods&Radicals writer Sean Donahue) here. We’ll have a review soon.

Daesh (also known as “Islamic State”), the reactionary movement who’s threatened the revolutionary cantons of Rojava and the polytheist Yezidis, is destroying ancient temples, museums, and other ‘Pagan’ artifacts.  391 more words

Weekly Update

sadly, done too much tilling and not enough keeping

What are the main messages of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s groundbreaking new encyclical on the environment?

1. The spiritual perspective is now part of the discussion on the environment. 709 more words

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