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Vol XV. No. 28

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GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE
CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE

Wayne A. Holst, Editor

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Dear Friends:

Canon Hugh Puxley was instrumental in helping me chart
a very special course in my early spiritual and ecumenical
formation. I share something of that with you in this issue.

Hopefully, other items following will interest you as well.

Wayne

PS A reminder. If a link, below seems to be dead, cut and
paste it into the address bar at the top of your web page
and it should work.

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SPECIAL ITEM

My Latest Column in the Anglican Journal

"How Canon Hugh Puxley Motivated My Life"

- a reflection on how a devoted ecumenist had 
   considerable influence on me at a formative time

https://tinyurl.com/rkqwqsf

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COLLEAGUE CONTRIBUTIONS

Erich Weingartner,
Callander, ON.

World Council of Churches News Service, Geneva
February 7th, 2020

"Peace Needs an Emotional Bond in the Korean Peninsula"
  https://tinyurl.com/wllr8yw  - English Version Interview

(This interview is also available on request in
  German, French and Spanish translations)

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Mark Whittall,
Ottawa, ON.

Sermons and Blog,
February 12th, 2020

"Who do you say I am?"
  https://tinyurl.com/snt6vxp

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Elfrieda Schroeder,
Winnipeg, MB

"In Transit'" Blog
February 8th, 2020

"My Life Flows on in Endless Song"
  https://tinyurl.com/yx4jopv6

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Jim Taylor,
Okanagan, BC

Personal Web Log
February 9th, 2020

"For China, Even Compassion is Political"
  https://tinyurl.com/w3a3c99

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Martin Marty,
Chicago, IL

Sightings, Marty Center
February 10th, 2020

"Still Searching for a Usable Future"
  https://tinyurl.com/tq2udjn

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Ron Rolheiser,
San Antonio, TX

Personal Web Site
February 10th, 2020

"On Hallowing Our Diminishments"
  https://tinyurl.com/w84c2wk

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NET NOTES - February 16th, 2020

AUSTRALIA FIRES
Wild Animals Need Urgent Help

BBC News
February 12th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/tcm42er

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A CRISIS RIGHT NOW
Manila and San Francisco
Face Rising Seas
(Poor Vs. Rich)

New York Times
February 13th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/ufkasqd

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IN THE LONG RUN, ROMNEY WINS
Assessing the Decision of a Failed Court

The Atlantic,
February 9th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/qlnyfox

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OREGON LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY CLOSES
School Had 115 Year History

The Christian Post,
February 13th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/vhga3dk

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WHAT HARRY AND MEGHAN
CAN AND CAN'T ESCAPE
We Still Must Live With Other People

The Christian Century,
February 10th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/qs2xjap

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AUTHOR OPENS DOOR
TO THE L'ARCHE WORLD
Beth Porter Writes "Accidental Friends"

Catholic Register, Toronto
February 7th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/syxu7cx

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IS THE LIFE OF A CATHOLIC 
PRIEST INCREASINGLY LONELY?
Calling Risks Social Isolation

BBC News,
February 9th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/u94dh6v


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THE VULNERABILITY AND
RESILIENCE OF DEMOCRACY
Reflection on the Permanence
of our Forms of Governance

Sightings,
February 13th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/r83pr9b

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THOMAS MERTON, MY STROKE
AND THE LIGHT WITHIN
A Spiritual Reflection

Religion News Service,
February 12th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/rx4oazr

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DISAPPOINTMENT AND OUTRAGE
AFTER  AMAZON PAPAL DOCUMENT
Many Wanted a More Liberal Decision

National Catholic Reporter,
February 12th, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/vohvk4f

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WISDOM OF THE WEEK - February 16th, 2020

Provided by Sojourners and the Bruderhof online:

Trust is to human relationships what faith is
to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the
foundation upon which more can be built.

Where trust is, love can flourish.

- Barbara Smith

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If we owned anything, we should have to have
weapons to protect ourselves. That is what gives
rise to contentions and lawsuits, and so often
causes the love of God and neighbor to be
interfered with. For ourselves, we are resolved
to possess nothing temporal in this world.

- St. Francis of Assisi

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If God’s peace is in our hearts, we carry it with us,
and it can be given to those around us, not by our
own will or virtue, but by the Holy Spirit working
through us. We cannot give what we do not have,
but if the Spirit blows through the dark clouds and
enters our hearts, we can be used as vehicles of
peace, and our own peace will be thereby deepened.
 
The more peace we give away, the more we have.

- Madeleine L’Engle

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We can only live the changes we wish to see; we
cannot think our way to humanity. Every one of us,
and every group with which we live and work, must
become the model of the era which we desire to
create.…All of us are crippled – some physically,
some mentally, some emotionally. We must therefore
strive cooperatively to create the new world. There is
no time left for destruction, for hatred, and for anger.
We must build – in hope, and in joy, and in celebration.

- Ivan Illich

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Do not be too quick to assume that your enemy is an
enemy of God just because he is your enemy. Perhaps
he is your enemy precisely because he can find nothing
in you that gives glory to God. Perhaps he fears you
because he can find nothing in you of God’s love and
God’s kindness and God’s patience and mercy and
understanding of the weaknesses of people.

Do not be too quick to condemn people who no longer
believe in God, for it is perhaps your own coldness and
avarice, your mediocrity and materialism, your sensuality
and selfishness that have killed their faith.

- Thomas Merton


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CLOSING THOUGHT - Dorothy Day

The sense of futility is one of the greatest evils of
the day.… People say, “What can one person do?
What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot
see that we can only lay one brick at a time, take
one step at a time; we can be responsible only
for the one action of the present moment.

(end)


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For those interested:

Current ACTS Ministry Activities at St. David's -

ANNUAL ST. DAVID'S LENTEN RETREAT
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre
Cochrane, AB


Sunday, March 15th, 2019
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Theme: "The Way of St. Francis"

Christ-Centered Ecological Theology
Led by Spiritual Director Susan Campbell

Cost: $30.
(includes registration, lunch and refreshments)

Restful reflections and nature walks, weather permitting...

http://www.mountstfrancis.ca/

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ST. DAVID'S ACTS  WINTER MONDAY NIGHT BOOK STUDY

A Ten Week Series January 13th - March 23rd, 2020
(Family Weekend Session, February 17th, exempted)
Monday Evenings, TM Room 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"FUTURE FAITH - Ten Challenges Reshaping 
                              Christianity in the 21st Century"


Author: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Registration/Hospitality and Book: $60.00.
Book only: $25.00


37 copies of the book were made available for sale.
All are now sold. 

Total on-site registrations: 32
(plus 3 on-line participants). Grand Total: 35 to date.

Book Description - https://tinyurl.com/tybpxvd

Study Notes - https://tinyurl.com/qpx7l8n

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ST. DAVID'S ACTS THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Our theme this winter: 

"Jesus' Parables and Miracles" 
  (a total of 10 examples)

As recorded in the Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark 
and Luke and the Gospel of John

Ten Sessions - January 23rd-March 26th, 2020

Gathering at 9:30 AM in the St. David's TM Room
and meeting 10:00 - 11:00 AM. 

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Summary Session: Thursday, April 2nd. 10AM - 4PM 
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre, Cochrane.

$30.00 charge, includes lunch and refreshments.

Theme of the Day: "Assessing Jesus' Parables and Miracles"

Study resource -

"The DK Complete Bible Handbook"
  Edited by John Bowker


http://tinyurl.com/odxlv7q
 

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