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Colleagues List, December 15th, 2019




Vol XV. No. 20

GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE
CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE

Wayne A. Holst, Editor
My E-Mail Address: waholst@telus.net 

This email is sent only to a voluntary subscriber list.
If you no longer wish to receive these weekly columns,
write to me personally - waholst@telus.net

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Dear Friends:

This week, I provide links to two columns
I have recently created for the Anglican Journal
and the Kolbe Times based in Calgary.

To introduce you to the latter e-journal please click
https://www.kolbetimes.com/

Laura Locke is my newest colleague, and I hope
you will become acquainted with her site. We seem
to read many of the same authors and their books.

I have a full complement of Colleague Contributions,
Net Notes and Wisdom of the Week this time, and
I hope you will enjoy this issue.

Blessings of the Advent Season!

Wayne

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SPECIAL ITEMS

My Anglican Journal Column for November

JIMMY CARTER - Social and Personal Mentor
For Lifelong Health and Well-Being
https://tinyurl.com/sszbeor


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My Current Column for Kolbe Times, Calgary

"The Calgary Alliance for the Common God"
  https://tinyurl.com/vgncjvz


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COLLEAGUE CONTRIBUTIONS

Jim Taylor,
Okanagan, BC

Personal Web Log
December 11th, 2019

"Let Your Light Shine"

  https://tinyurl.com/suh3cdf

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Martin Marty,
Chicago, IL

Sightings
December 9th, 2019

"Anti-Anti-Catholicism"

  https://tinyurl.com/sqfeu4y

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Mark Whittall,
Ottawa, ON.

Sermons and Blog
December 7th, 2019

"Pay Attention"
  https://tinyurl.com/sz3x5p7

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Philip Yancey,
Colorado

Philipyancey.com
December 8th, 2019

"The Holy Disease" (New Book)
  https:tyb8oa3//tinyurl.com/


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NET NOTES - December 15th, 2019

THE FEAST OF
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Virgin Mary Beloved by Latinos

Religion News Service,
December 11th, 2019


https://tinyurcl.om/uq4f7v5


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GRETA THUNBERG SPEAKS
AT MADRID CLIMATE CONFERENCE
Just Named Time's "Person of the Year"

https://tinyurl.com/r8g5q4x

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HOW PEOPLE DEAL
WITH POINTLESS SUFFERING
Contending With Age-Old Problems
(Book Review)

Christian Century,
December 6th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/sc796ae


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THIRTY YEARS AFTER
THE MONTREAL MASSACRE
Some Have Worked for Real Change

Broadview,
December 6th, 2019

https://tinyurl.co
m/w4dgfqc

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MUSIC BRINGS A CALM NOTE
TO A BUSY ADVENT SEASON
A Devotional Guide for People

Catholic Register, Toronto, ON>
December 11th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/rsghgug

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POSTCARDS FROM THE
PROTESTANT DECLINE IN AMERICA
A Writer Returns to Her Home Town

Religion News Service,
December 10th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/tlr8jew

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MILLENNIALS ARE LEAVING AMERICAN
RELIGION AND NOT RETURNING
Reported by Pew Research Council

Religion News Service,
December 12th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/snrtel8

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PALESTINIANS IN BETHLEHEM
LOOK BEYOND RELIGIOUS TOURISM
Finding New Ways to Build Hospitality

Religion News Service,
December 9th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/sjwj
m3r

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AFTER THIRTY YEARS, EAST EUROPEANS
CONSIDER POST-COMMUNIST TRANSFORMATION
Progress Has Been Made, but Not Enough

National Catholic Reporter,
December 11th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/tan9o9e


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WISDOM OF THE WEEK - December 15th, 2019

Provided by Sojourners and the Bruderhof Onlne:

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.

- Ida B. Wells-Barnett

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Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention,
through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry
human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with
each other.

- Paulo Freire

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We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget
about progress and prosperity for our community...

Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the
aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and
for our own.

- Cesar Chavez

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Why is it easier for some to imagine the end of fossil fuels
but not settler colonialism? To imagine green economies
and carbon-free, wind turbine, solar power, and electric
bullet train utopias but not the return of Indigenous lands?
It’s not an either/or scenario. Both are possible — 

and necessary.

- Nick Estes

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Charity is no substitute for justice. If we never challenge a
social order that allows some to accumulate wealth - even
if they decide to help the less fortunate–while others are
short-changed, then even acts of kindness end up supporting
unjust arrangements. We must never ignore the injustices
that make charity necessary, or the inequalities that make
it possible.

- Michael Eric Dyson

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The people’s suffering should not be made a motive for
resentment and desperation; it should make people look
to the justice of God and realize that this situation must
change. And if necessary, like those who have already
given their lives, we must be ready to die, but always with
the hope that comes from our Christian faith.

How I wish that child, nestled in straw and humble cloth,
would speak to us this Christmas of the sublime value of
poverty! How I wish that all of us who are reflecting here
would bestow divine value on our sufferings great and
small! Starting today, let us be more intent on offering
to God whatever we suffer.

- Oscar Romero

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ON THIS DAY

The Globe and Mail
December 12th, 1915

Frank Sinatra is born
December 12th, 1915
 
Francis Albert Sinatra did not come into this world easily but, 

as he would later sing, that’s life. He was born to Sicilian 
immigrants in the kitchen of their apartment in Hoboken, N.J. 
He weighed 13 pounds and had to be delivered with forceps, 
a procedure that caused scarring to his neck, cheek and ear.

Thought to be stillborn, he was placed on the counter and 

the doctor looked after his mother. After Sinatra’s grandmother 
ran him under cold water and slapped his back, he finally started 
breathing. Because of the difficult birth, Francis’s baptism was 
delayed for several months.When the ceremony finally 
happened, he was supposed to be named after his father, 
Martin. But the priest mistakenly named him after his 
godfather, Frank. His parents decided to go with it. 

The nickname,Old Blue Eyes, came later. The perforated 
ear drum he suffered at birth caused him no trouble when 
it came to carrying a tune. Sinatra became not only one of 
the most popular singers of his time but of all time. His 
birth was out of his control but from that moment on he 
did it his way.

– Dave McGinn

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