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Francie’s Eulogy, Handel’s Messiah and Faith Renewed

Yesterday made two weeks since my sister Francie died.  Yesterday marked one week since I had read the following words from the Book of Job 19:25-26 at the start of Francie’s funeral Mass: But as for me, I know that … Continue reading

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Post-Election Homily, Fr. Joe Muth, Baltimore, MD – Nov 12-13, 2016

Thirty-Third Sunday of the Church Year, 2016 Malachi 3: 19-20a Second Letter to the Thessalonians 3: 7-12 Luke 21: 5-19 Good Morning!  Today you have come into church after a week of amazing changes due to the National Election on … Continue reading

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The One-Year Anniversary of Laudato Si’- – Where is Bishop Zubik?

(Dateline: June 21, 2016)  Saturday, June 18 marked the one year anniversary of the release of an encyclical that was intended to get the entire world, especially the Roman Catholic world, talking about and taking action on climate change as … Continue reading

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Laudato Si’ Falls Among Thorns at St. James Catholic Parish in Sewickley, PA

“As for the seed sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” (Matthew 13:22) Hundreds of world leaders just … Continue reading

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“The Fracking Revolution: Good or Bad for Pennsylvania?” – A Debate

“The Fracking Revolution: Good or Bad for Pennsylvania?” – An Earth Day 2015 Debate On April 22, Earth Day 2015, I went to Lebanon Valley College to take part in a debate on fracking. It was called “The Fracking Revolution: … Continue reading

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Rule It Out!

Testimony on PA DEP Regulations RE: Chapter 78a Regulations for Unconventional Wells April 29, 2015 Washington and Jefferson College Public Hearing Washington, PA J. Stephen Cleghorn, PhD 221 East Union Street, Apt 1 Punxsutawney, PA 15767 814-932-6761 “RULE IT OUT!” … Continue reading

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God damn the NRA!

Call this one a short “Easy Essay” such as Peter Maurin, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, might have called it. Here goes: “God damn the NRA!” And all of its radical leadership. Hey, Wayne LaPierre, that would include you of … Continue reading

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