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March 27, 2012

1. I am thinking of two numbers. (They are between 1 and 1000.) Guess what they are! The first number is 90. The second number is 900. Federal law stipulates that a refugee will be tracked by an approved social services organization for 90 days...

March 26, 2012

This evening six young adults gathered around a hearty Italian feast in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood and began to share their stories. From Seattle and Vancouver, Tucson, Cincinnati and New York, we are here to explore the incredible work of...

March 21, 2012

During the first Wednesday dinner in Lent, a freshmen reported his excitement about hosting his first “kickback” (defined as a laid back, relaxed party). The report sounded benign to most people present, but I curiously inquired with the student...

March 14, 2012

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is held annually at UN in New York City. Of the 193 UN member states, 45 send representatives to the CSW, on the basis of geographical location. Each year the CSW has a theme; this year the...

March 14, 2012

In the summer of 2006 I got one of the strangest requests that I can remember. I had just been ordained to the priesthood and was preparing for my first semester as a campus minister at the University of Missouri when a Canon from the Diocese...

March 8, 2012

“Why are they sending you?” My mother’s question poked with an edge of suspicion. Undoubtedly, she was still reeling from the GOP’s decision to deny women from testifying before congress and allowing five MEN to compromise, I mean, comprise the...


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