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Friday, 9 August 2019

Colleagues List, August 11th, 2019

Vol XV. No. 6

GLOBAL AND ECUMENICAL IN SCOPE
CANADIAN IN PERSPECTIVE


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


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Dear Friends:

Fr. Rene Fumoleau, a long-time friend and mentor of mine
died this week. Formerly an Oblate, he remained a priest.


Rene passed away in Yellowknife, NT on his 93rd birthday,
August 7th, 2019.

Here is the CBC announcement:
https://tinyurl.com/y3zr4aah

Also,  a local perspective from Yellowknife:
https://tinyurl.com/y2qf6y52

Thanks to Jim Lynn for letting me know,

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Here is another item that may interest some of you.

Mount St. Francis Retreat Center is pleased to announce:

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI will speak at St. Mary's Parish
10 River Heights Drive, Cochrane. Wed., August 21, 7:00 pm.

Cost: $20.00 at the door.

Ron has provided almost weekly columns to Colleagues List
for many years. Welcome back to Canada, Ron!

I hope you find my column on Rene Fumoleau and other
items of interest this week.

Wayne

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SPECIAL ITEM

Here is a tribute I wrote on Rene Fumoleau in an
Anglican Journal column four years ago, July, 2015


https://tinyurl.com/y4g8mcxr

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COLLEAGUE CONTRIBUTIONS

Lorna Dueck,
Toronto, ON.

Globe and Mail,
August 8th, 2019

"Religion Can Bring Peace -
  But Introduce Politics, and
  the Results Can be Tragic"

  https://tinyurl.com/yygc3bth

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Jim Taylor,
Okanagan, BC

Personal Web Log
August 7th, 2019

"A Time to Live and a Time to Die
  
https://tinyurl.com/y2hzqqma

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Ron Rolheiser,
San Antonio, TX

Personal Web Site
August 5th, 2019

"Divine Understanding"
  
https://tinyurl.com/yyum2npz

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NET NOTES

AMERICA IS ADDICTED TO GUNS
We are in Denial About This

National Catholic Reporter,
August 7th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/y5wmy5uq

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EVERYTHING IN MECCA
GETS FIVE STARS
Leading Spiritual Tourist Draw

Religion News Service,
July 8th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/y4cg4nka

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TONI MORRISON
NOBEL AUTHOR DIES AT 88
Novels Rooted in Black Experience

National Public Radio.
August 6th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/y4exstlp

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FRANCIS COUNSELS PRIESTS
DEJECTED BY ABUSE SCANDALS
"Continue to Serve Without Fanfare"

UCA News,
August 6th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/y25j46ps

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CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS
HAVE A PORN PROBLEM
But It's Not the One You Think

Religion News Service,
August 6th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/y2tn42p4

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"BEING NICE" WEAKENS OUR WITNESS
A Message for Conservative Christian Women
(and perhaps for other women as well)

Christianity Today,
July/August, 219


https://tinyurl.com/y3lhcfwl

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CAN CLERGY EARN BACK THE
PUBLIC RESPECT THEY'VE LOST?
Countering a Dwindling Esteem

The Christian Century,
August 2nd, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/yxl4l9oa

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THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG
IS WHAT'S ON EVERYONE'S MIND
That Future May End in Tears

UCA News,
August 7th, 2019


https://tinyurl.com/y43thtpe

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ARCHEOLOGISTS MAY HAVE FOUND
CHURCH OF THE APOSTES IN ISRAEL
Constructed on Even Older Christian Sites
Such as the Homes of Peter and Andrew

Anglican Journal via Church Leaders
July 31st, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/y6j22hfs

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MANY U.S. EVANGELICAL PASTORS
AREN'T LINKING WHITE SUPREMACY
WITH CURRENT SOCIAL VIOLENCE
But Some are Beginning to See the Light

The Atlantic Online
August 6th, 2019

https://tinyurl.com/yx9t7l2l

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WISDOM OF THE WEEK

Provided by Sojourners and the Bruderhof online:

If you believe in God omnipresent, then you must believe
everything that comes into your life, person or event, must
have something of God in it to be experienced and loved;
not hated.

- Elizabeth Goudge

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Nature doth thus kindly heal every wound. By the mediation
of a thousand little mosses and fungi, the most unsightly objects
become radiant of beauty. There seem to be two sides of this
world, presented us at different times, as we see things in
growth or dissolution, in life or death. And seen with the eye of
the poet, as God sees them, all things are alive and beautiful.

- Henry David Thoreau

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Prayer that is regular confounds both self-importance and the
wiles of the world. It is so easy for good people to confuse their
own work with the work of creation. It is so easy to come to
believe that what we do is so much more important than what
we are. It is so easy to simply get too busy to grow. It is so easy
to commit ourselves to this century’s demand for product and
action until the product consumes us and the actions exhaust us,
and we can no longer even remember why we set out to do them
in the first place.

- Joan Chittister


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MOMENT IN TIME

Globe and Mail
August 8th, 2019

Gandhi launches the Quit India movement

Aug. 8, 1942: The Second World War was raging to the west,
in Europe and Africa, and to the east, in Southeast Asia and
the Pacific, when Mahatma Gandhi declared that India had
had enough. Britain had unilaterally dragged India into the
war – the final insult of almost a century of British rule.

At a session of the All India Congress Committee, the executive
council of the independence-minded Indian National Congress,
Gandhi called for an immediate end to British rule and urged all
Indians to engage in non-violent civil disobedience. The British
responded by arresting the party’s entire leadership, and the
mass protests that followed saw more than 100,000 people
jailed.

Historians dispute the movement’s contribution to Indian
independence, which took another five years to achieve, and
Britain’s prime minister at the time, Clement Attlee, said its
influence on British policy was “minimal.” Certainly, with most
of its leaders behind bars, the movement petered out over the
course of a few months, but Gandhi took its lessons to heart.

Still, he softened his stand on the use of non-violence, as
British fighter pilots fought desperately to keep the Luftwaffe
at bay, not wanting to lead India to freedom by the light of a
burning Britain. – Massimo Commanducci


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CLOSING THOUGHT - Toni Morrison


We die.
That may be the meaning of life.
But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives.

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