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A Personal Reflection On Stewardship

My name is Mary Jo Schwartz and I was one of six children raised in a loving Catholic family.  My father was deeply spiritual and I think way ahead of his time.  My husband, Jeff, and I have been married 42 years; we have three children; we were foster parents and we have 7 grandchildren.  Read more ..

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Social Justice – Religious Institutions and My Responsibility

This blog post continues a reflection on “Social Justice” and “My Responsibility.”  The previous post addressed political institutions; this post will address religious institutions, i.e. the church. The next five paragraphs repeat the material from the previous post, because they are equally relevant for engaging the Church as for engaging political institutions. [On April 7, Read more ..

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The Risen Jesus in Belief, in Art and in Prayer

Dr. Louise Prochaska taught us the development of the understanding (as if we ever could, really) and the experience of Christ as God and as man, in word, art, and prayer. Below are her notes from the evening. After the notes is a litany I hope you will consider praying. Those who attended the evening Read more ..

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What is Heaven like?

by Robert Rossman Is it is Soup Kitchen?  Where we feed the hungry? Is it a hospital?  Where we pray for a healing? Is it a prison? Where we give encouragement? Is it a rehab program?  Where we are a companion? Is it  a hospice?  Where we provide comfort? If heaven is any of these, Read more ..

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Holy Ground

“When the Lord saw him coming over to look at it more closely, God called out to him from the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ He answered, ‘Here I am.’ God said, ‘Come no nearer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.’” (Exodus 3: 4-5)  The place was holy Read more ..

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