Tag Archives: Emmaus

Why Christianity is not the UN

An open letter to my Emmaus brothers. How does our self-professed Christian faith differ from being a UN diplomat? The spiritual veil is much more easily pierced than diplomatic immunity. Waving a Christian card when personal behavior runs contrary to … Continue reading

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On pins and creedals

Fans have a creed too.  Unlike the Church, ours is not spelled out or even welcoming.  Our creed is a winnowing process based on loyalty.  Doubting one’s team in between playoff games earns you a lifetime ban from this church. … Continue reading

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Pride in my place, Miami

Javier A. Soto, president of The Miami Foundation, poses an interesting question in the Opinion section of the Miami Herald and then provides an answer I found persuasive. … how many Miamians see this [cultural side of] Miami — and … Continue reading

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Lucy In The Diamond With Skies

I went to a Marlins game with my brother on Saturday and our childhood broke out. We walked into a cavernous stadium for a MLB game and by the time we left I had wandered into a Little Havana apartment … Continue reading

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Vortex Discharges, Snickers and Communism

There are various one-liners ricocheting off each other in my head. The lines are like pliant pets, once in the brain, their sole purpose is to be ready if called to the vortex by some seemingly random triggering event, irrespective … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Matthew’s Sex Offender Clause?

If any child I know had been a victim, I don’t know how I would react to the issue of how our society deals with sex offenders once they have served their jail sentence. But as a Christian, I have … Continue reading

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God-incidences and Synchronicity

I was part of a Catholic Retreat [Emmaus] this weekend. It was a great experience. God-incidences are what some people of faith use to describe what might secularly be described as fate, or coincidences. Hard to describe, but between my … Continue reading

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John McCain’s Road to Emmaus

I am part of a Catholic Ministry which is based on a story, the Road to Emmaus, found in the Gospel of Luke [24:13-35]. The Emmaus story begins in gloom and despair and ends with hope and purpose. In our … Continue reading

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Degenerate Sports Fan – Sample Citation

A sample citation and appeal – names redacted to protect the innocent: Letter #1_______________________________________ —–Original Message—– From: Jorge Costales Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 5:52 PM Subject: DSF Citation Dear xxx: We regret to inform you that you have been … Continue reading

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