Peace
hello brother

hello brother

Then, before sundown that evening, something remarkable happened. We heard the Muslim family of faith in our city, wives and husbands, parents and children of those who had died, speaking of love

we will remember

we will remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember...

true nobility

true nobility

Some months ago I was deeply moved to see an interview (below) with a young Pakistani woman who in response to being shot in the head by the Taliban at age 14, gave a...

joy from prison

joy from prison

Most week’s my Sunday reflections and homilies are centered on the words of Jesus in the Gospel. Often the first reading of the Sunday liturgy (usually from the Old...

peace & D-Day

peace & D-Day

It is 70 years since D-Day. The anniversary commemorations are remarkable for their bringing together of people from all sides of the conflict. German chancellor...

gone to graveyards

gone to graveyards

Since this morning's news of the death of composer, performer, and promoter of peace Pete Seegar several of his well-known songs have been playing in my head: Where...

11 11 11

11 11 11

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, World War I concluded with an armistice. The hope was that this was the end of the war to end...

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