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The Catholic that remains in me

recognizes the darkness in my heart

contempt causing disease

When it comes to this man

It was easier to swallow your fantasies… 360 more words

Life's Ups And Downs

Anti-Bullying Spotlight

With ignorance comes fear – from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.”          – Kathleen Patel

 In the previous blog post, we learned that children of the incarcerated experience a wide variety of challenges. 163 more words


the town of dogs

I’ve never stopped off here for the night before, or anywhere near here – smack bang in the middle of the plains of La Mancha.  Leaving just before midday and pulling in here at eight, I’m about halfway with another 600 or so kms to go tomorrow to get to Sagres. 529 more words


The Usefulness of the Gospel

22 March 2015
Ballard Vale United Church, Andover, MA

How many of you upon hearing Philemon this morning wondered, “What in the world is going on, why is this in the Bible, and what it’s supposed to mean for us?” 2,632 more words


The unintended consequences of being "tough on crime"

“We’re in this exciting moment where we’ve had 40 years of being ‘tough on crime,’ and we’ve finally come to recognize that it really hasn’t worked very well,” says sociologist Alice Goffman bluntly. 473 more words

Idea In Depth

An Interview With the Founders of The Sanctuary, Open Minds, and the John P. Dooley Scholarship Fund

Today Carol interviews the founders of a coalition of innovative programs designed to facilitate the re-integration of incarcerated persons back into the community.These programs are the Sanctuary, Open Minds, and the John P. 336 more words

Radio Broadcasts

Weak Spots

As most of you know, this past year has been a constant transition period followed by transition period followed by transition period. I am currently adjusting to my new life on my own, a new job, and another (partial) loss of freedom by being unable to drive. 328 more words