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A Panorama of Popes

Last week I read a very thought-provoking essay in Commonweal magazine on the two popes being canonized on April 27, soon-to-be Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. Provocatively, it was titled, “The Odd Couple,” perhaps because of perceived differences … Continue reading

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The “Turkish Pope”

In the courtyard of the Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Istanbul (in Turkish, “Sentantuan”), stands a beautiful and richly symbolic statue of the man who will be canonized as Pope Saint John XXIII in a few weeks, on … Continue reading

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” . . . have mercy on me, a sinner.”

We have a lot of trouble with sin. Mostly because we run away from it. We deny it, at least in ourselves. But we easily recognize sin in others. We are quick to accuse people we don’t like; and equally … Continue reading

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Behold the Wood

In 1981, I composed a photo-poem about the Way of the Cross from the perspective of the wood of cross.  If you were the tree upon which Jesus was crucified, how would you feel? What would your reactions be?  Behold … Continue reading

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We Are All Blind

Have you ever seen “The Miracle Worker,” the 1962 movie about Hellen Keller? Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke got best actress and best supporting actress for their roles in this film. One of the most famous scenes in that movie … Continue reading

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