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Women: Icons of Christ

Posted by Richard Moore on 8/04/20

This is the title of a very eye-opening book I finished reading a few weeks ago. It is written by Dr. Phyllis Zagano who is an internationally known Catholic scholar and was appointed by Pope Francis to be on the 2016 Papal Commission for the study of the diaconate ... Read More »

Revolutionary

Posted by Richard Moore on 7/30/20

While bicycle riding last week I came across this painted on the bike path along Battle Creek just up from Highway 61. It is a beautiful area that I like to refer to as “Battle Creek Canyon”.

This immediately made Jesus’ teaching on loving our enemies come to ... Read More »

Disconnecting

Posted by Richard Moore on 7/23/20

Last week as you may have seen in the last Pascal’s Pulse, Julie and I headed down to southeast Minnesota to do some camping. For 29 years we have been going down to the Lanesboro area every summer to disconnect and relax in what I consider to be one ... Read More »

Healing Racism, Engagement

Posted by Richard Moore on 7/10/20

As important as listening, sharing stories, and education are to healing racism the most important element is engagement. We need to reach out and engage with people of color to develop relationships that will allow us to know them as children of God and have them lead us down ... Read More »

Ending Racism, Educating Ourselves

Posted by Richard Moore on 7/02/20

I truly believe that education is the solution to many things. With Racism, educating ourselves about the issues and systems that cause this unchristian thinking and behavior will help us deal with our own racist tendencies. I believe that racism to some extent or another is based on an ... Read More »

Healing Racism, Stories

Posted by Richard Moore on 6/19/20

I believe in the power of stories, especially real-world experiences. The power of the Gospels is that they teach in stories that touch our hearts. In this blog post, I wanted to share some stories of my experiences in hearing about racism here in Minnesota.

One of the reasons ... Read More »

Healing Racism, Listening

Posted by Richard Moore on 6/12/20

This is the first of a series of blog posts on healing racism. I am not sure how many posts there will be, but after a couple of weeks of God putting this task in my heart, I will trust and start writing what the Holy Spirit brings to ... Read More »

Sad and Angry

Posted by Richard Moore on 5/29/20

As I write this the events of the last few weeks have combined to bring sadness and anger to my heart. I am sad and angry that people of color are dying in disproportionate numbers in encounters with law enforcement. I am sad and angry that people are using ... Read More »

Above The Law?

Posted by Richard Moore on 5/22/20

This blog post is my response to the action of the Minnesota Bishops stating they would allow parishes to return to mass with capacities that violate the current emergency order of the State of Minnesota. I write this as a concerned citizen of the State of Minnesota and also ... Read More »

Finding Jesus

Posted by Richard Moore on 5/14/20

Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Praying each mystery of the rosary is an opportunity to meditate on an important moment in the Gospel story, and the final Joyful Mystery is the finding of Jesus in the temple. This moment for Mary and Joseph must ... Read More »

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