The Gospel reading of the Man born blind is easily my favorite Scriptural text (John 9. 1-41). Notice how it starts without the man asking for anything.  Instead, while his disciples are wondering why the man is born blind, Jesus puts mud on the poor man’s eyes, and tells him to wash. The man returns cured. But that’s just the beginning of the story. In the meantime, Jesus exits. The leaders want to know how did this man get cu...

    Forte originale: In cammino con san Gerardo, Il mensile della Famiglia Redentorista, maggio 2020 IL DIO VIRUS!?   «Io sono Covid-19!», qualche giorno fa tra le tantissime notifiche e messaggi divertenti, dissacranti e a volte preoccupanti che continuano ad animare il cellulare, sono emersi anche alcuni video nei quali il noto (purtroppo) coronavirus “prende” addirittura la “parola”. Al microrganismo, bisognoso di atta...

      God is always with his People and accompanies and consoles them in every crisis.  Here in Australia Catholic hospitals have rightly joined the government’s effort for the whole health system, government and non-government, to confront the menace.  Some thousands more beds are available for patients. Bishops as Chief Priests have to be at the head of the flock at this time.  The virus took society by surprise and Church l...

    As a seventy-seven- year old I am at high-risk from the Corona virus.  I would like to share some scattered reflections from my pastoral experience as a priest-moral theologian. Epidemics since antiquity have always spread along trade routes with even more swiftly and dramatically in an age of globalization.  Despite the devastation, humanity has learned to overcome and not to succumb.  When the Black Death stuck in 1349 it took ...

  Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was one of the most prominent French philosophers of the 20th century.  Before he died, he agreed to grant a long interview of a rather special kind – but on condition that it would not be released until after his death!  In French the title of the interview, released in two DVD’s, is L’Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze because in it Deleuze commented on a term beginning with each letter of the alphabet (Ani...

An Exemplar for these days: The Man Born Blind
Keenan , Newsletter / 22 Maggio 2020

    The Gospel reading of the Man born blind is easily my favorite Scriptural text (John 9. 1-41). Notice how it starts without the man asking for anything.  Instead, while his disciples are wondering why the man is born blind, Jesus puts mud on the poor man’s eyes, and tells him to wash. The man returns cured. But that’s just the beginning of the story. In the meantime, Jesus exits. The leaders want to know how did this ...

IL DIO VIRUS!?
Donato / 15 Maggio 2020

    Forte originale: In cammino con san Gerardo, Il mensile della Famiglia Redentorista, maggio 2020 IL DIO VIRUS!?   «Io sono Covid-19!», qualche giorno fa tra le tantissime notifiche e messaggi divertenti, dissacranti e a volte preoccupanti che continuano ad animare il cellulare, sono emersi anche alcuni video nei quali il noto (purtroppo) coronavirus “prende” addirittura la “parola”. Al microrganismo, bisogno...

Corona and the Crown of Thorns (II part)
Kennedy / 8 Maggio 2020

      God is always with his People and accompanies and consoles them in every crisis.  Here in Australia Catholic hospitals have rightly joined the government’s effort for the whole health system, government and non-government, to confront the menace.  Some thousands more beds are available for patients. Bishops as Chief Priests have to be at the head of the flock at this time.  The virus took society by surprise an...

Corona and the Crown of Thorns (I part)
Kennedy / 30 Aprile 2020

    As a seventy-seven- year old I am at high-risk from the Corona virus.  I would like to share some scattered reflections from my pastoral experience as a priest-moral theologian. Epidemics since antiquity have always spread along trade routes with even more swiftly and dramatically in an age of globalization.  Despite the devastation, humanity has learned to overcome and not to succumb.  When the Black Death stuck in 134...

Words of Wisdom from Gilles Deleuze
McKeever / 24 Aprile 2020

  Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was one of the most prominent French philosophers of the 20th century.  Before he died, he agreed to grant a long interview of a rather special kind – but on condition that it would not be released until after his death!  In French the title of the interview, released in two DVD’s, is L’Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze because in it Deleuze commented on a term beginning with each letter of the alp...