Monthly Archives: May 2008

Cardinal Sin and the People Power Revolution

During the 1980s, I thought it was funny, and sadly appropriate, for the head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines to be a man called Cardinal Sin. Certainly, the crimes committed against the Filipino people at that time was a … Continue reading

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Moving the Political Center

As the primaries have gone on and the passions of the Clinton and Obama campaigns have gone on, I read an article in the March issue of the Progressive that I thought made a good point. The article caught my … Continue reading

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Maya Lin and the Vietnam War Memorial

A few years ago I first saw the documentary, Maya Lin:  A Strong Clear Vision.  It was made in 1995 by Freida Lee Mock, and it documents the career of Mara Lin, the architect who designed the Vietnam War Memorial … Continue reading

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American Friends Service Committee

I’ve always admired the Quakers. Over the years, I’ve read about how this group is always in the forefront of social issues in the last 200 years of American history: they were in the forefront of the abolitonist movement, the … Continue reading

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Episcopal Church Groups and Poverty

About a year ago I started attending the Episcopal Church about two blocks from the apartment where I live. I had never taken much notice of the Episcopal Church before, but since joining I’ve enjoyed the company of people and … Continue reading

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Papal Encyclicals and Economic Justice

Thomas Bokenkotter wrote in his book “Church and Revolution: Catholics in the Struggle for Democracy and Social Justice”: “This book deals with an interesting historical question: How did the Catholic Church- which, on the morrow of the French Revolution, was … Continue reading

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