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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Pray with Pope Francis

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Pope Francis, asking us to pray with him, has suggested these special intentions:


That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.


That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.


Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Philippines: Mamasapano Clash Threatens Peace

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Fred Goddard*

Prior to January 2015, few people in the Philippines had heard of Mamasapano, a small municipality on the southern island of Mindanao...

Read the complete article at: http://www.maryknollogc.org/article/philippines-mamasapano-clash-threatens-peace.

*A returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner who served for several years as the Executive 
Coordinator of the Maryknoll Affiliates, Fred has returned to the Philippines 
and now works with the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Selma: More Than Movie for Sister Maddie

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For Sister Madeline Dorsey, it was a day in which she and another Maryknoll Sister were placed on the front lines of that march, representing the Black doctors who worked with them at Queen of the World Hospital, the nation’s first interracial hospital, located in Kansas City, MO. 

Read the back story of her involvement in the May/June issue of Maryknoll magazine, page 20.



Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Lenten Fast for Climate Justice

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Maryknoll is one of nearly 100 Catholic national and international member groups in the newly formed Global Catholic Climate Movement (http://catholicclimatemovement.global/fast/).

This coalition of laity, religious, clergy, theologians, scientists, and activists agree with scientific findings that humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions contribute to widespread and mostly harmful changes to planetary systems. Its focus is on the moral and spiritual issues involved, and to raise awareness of Church teachings on the care of creation.

Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Prayers to Light the Way

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As an NGO with UN consultative status, Maryknoll was present at events aligned with the UN Climate Change Conference held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. World leaders are working to establish the fundamentals of a strong, global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, hopefully to be finalized in Paris in 2015.

The faith-based coalition OurVoices organized #LightForLIMA, a global, multi-faith prayer vigil held in locations around the world prior to the Lima Conference. They now invite us to join in prayers from our Ambassadors to inspire us for the road to Paris (http://ourvoices.net/limaprayers). 

Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00


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Don Foran – Friend of the Affiliates

If I can feel the wood and know who’s whittled,

Read paragraphs and know the author’s name,

Can hear one riff and know Grapelli’s fiddled,

Or sense in silhouettes the dancing flame,

Why can’t I scan for style erratic lines 

And temperamental scribbling on earth’s page:

Consistent inconsistencies, design,

Caprice, rich legacies of tenderness and rage?

Perhaps the world I cherish is chaotic,

Perhaps its pedagogy is insane,

But if it is sufficiently quixotic,

The signature, for students, will be plain.

Ah, crazy-witty worldlings, pitch a tent,

Absorbing and translating sacrament.


“Attribution” appeared in America, (Feb. 8, 1992)
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

14th Century Author—Good News for Today

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Marie Venner – Denver Chapter

A review of Julian’s Gospel: Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich,
by Veronica Mary Rolf, published by Orbis*, 2013.

Veronica Mary Rolf is a most interesting writer. A recent podcast with America magazine reveals she spent much of her life in the professional theatre, as a playwright and actress. She also trained and directed professional actors around the world. Now, Rolf teaches Christian meditation and the history of Christian mysticism. She brings her dramatic sensibility and vivid descriptions of Julian’s context and time to Julian’s Gospel in a unique approach to the favorite spiritual guide of Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, and many others.  

Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00


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For all those who see “home” and all it means Disappear behind them;
For all those who cannot see a home In the days ahead of them;
For all those who dwell in Daily insecurity;

Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00


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Bertha Haas – Portland Chapter A Review of: Jesus Was a Migrant, by Deirdre Cornell, Orbis (40% off all books for Affiliates!)

book coverNeed a book that is at once personal and theological? Or both easy reading and extremely challenging? Both academic and intimate? This is the book for you.

Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00

Hope, the energy of seeking!

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 Board Member Ann Hayden, MM, made this bookmark for the Maryknoll Affiliates gathered at MAC 2014.

The Lure of Hope

The land of expectation lies neglected, worn and used... leaving only starlit dust sparkling against the surrounding backdrop of dense unknowing, just beyond.

Hope, the energy of seeking, lures us to set off on a sacred search along uneven roads in unfamiliar places to encounter that space of creative eagerness, which rises in the depth of all that members the earth and awaits the seed of tomorrow’s fruit.

Each day, each now, whether in the fresh anticipation of dawn or in the weary silence of the midnight hour, we are stilled to hear life murmuring in each new place where, in the familiar rich earth of every place we’ve ever known, we recognize life’s connections and hope blooms lovely in our midst.


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