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Yes, it’s true: there is Justice going on in the Church. Read on and rejoice! Better yet, support CTA.

“In the last two weeks, three parishes in the Seattle Archdiocese have said they will NOT participate in Bishop Sartain’s anti-gay campaign that is being run by NOM, an organization known for its racist strategies.

Instead, by their action, these parishes have declared they are going to stand on the side of love and stand with their LGBT parishioners.”

Jim Fitzgerald, Call to Action

Read more of the story here on NCR.

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

By Gerard Manley Hopkins
1844–1889
      
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I dó is me: for that I came.
     
    
I say móre: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is —
Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.
 
I have often attempted to memorize this poem.  It is such a wonderful, powerful, beautiful idea.  He was ahead of his time in the emphasis on the Self, I feel, and he is emphatic that each of us has a separate yet shared purpose … living out our True Self and at the same time continuing the mission of Jesus – becoming Jesus in and to the world.  This is my understanding of Resurrection … the living on of the mission of Jesus in us and through us.
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