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“My Most Fervent Wish” – How to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Last Request

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg We live in polarized, partisan, deeply political times, and we are on the precipice of our nation becoming … Continue reading

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Dialoguing with a Trump supporter, is it even possible?

Here is a case study why political dialogue with a Trump supporter is so difficult. Too many of them speak in staccato talking points and go silent when you ask for their sources or present sources of your own to … Continue reading

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Barack Obama at DNC convention, 2020 – heralding a real change of direction?

When historians look back on the 2020 election in the USA, will they see a true “inflection point” – a real change of direction in American politics – and see this speech by President Barack Obama as the herald of … Continue reading

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JOSH FOX RESPONDS TO MICHAEL MOORE’S “PLANET OF THE HUMANS.”

(Note from Steve Cleghorn – none of this is my work. I am simply using my blog to pass along electronically to my Facebook page an important message from filmmaker and environmental activist Josh Fox about the movie “Planet of … Continue reading

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Teach-in and Lobby for Climate Justice

Maryland Catholics for Our Common Home “Teach-in for Climate Justice” and Lobby Night Monday, March 2, 2020 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Annapolis RSVP to https://forms.gle/N98RDK8zhfnxS5kJA   Maryland Catholics for Our Common Home 2020 Legislative Priorities Up to date information … Continue reading

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Making Lives Not Just Better, but Possible

(Note: I submitted this Letter to the Editor of the Baltimore Sun hoping that it would be published today, 1-8-2020, the opening of the Maryland General Assembly. Our lawmakers must prioritize action on the climate emergency along with the many … Continue reading

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Environmental Degradation and Climate Collapse – How do they differ?

Environmental Degradation and Climate Collapse What’s the difference and how does each affect how we live? How each relates to Laudato Si’[1]and our faith-based response by J. Stephen Cleghorn, PhD July 26, 2019 presentation to Colombiere Jesuit Community, Baltimore, MD … Continue reading

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For granddaughter Sage, on the occasion of her 18th birthday

Dear Sage – Welcome, voter! And Happy 18th birthday. Because of what happened on July 5, 1971 (when I was 21), when the voting age was lowered to 18, you are getting a 3-year head start on me for being … Continue reading

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Maryland Environmental Leaders’ Extraordinary Appeal for Clean Energy Jobs Act 2019

This is an advocacy letter, to be sure, but not one like you have seen before. This is not asking Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch to support a bill that can wait until next year if it does not pass … Continue reading

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A Facebook Dialogue on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church – re the PA report

RE: More than 300 accused priests listed in Pennsylvania report on Catholic Church sex abuse (Washington Post, August 14, 2018) GORDON: Oh dear – mind if I take a moment from needling you on climate change to pose a nettlesome question … Continue reading

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