Odds & Ends

From March 18, 2019 Fr. Rick called the MC sisters on Friday to tell them that the gangs in La Saline, a dangerous slum near downtown, had set a few people on fire…burning them to death. Some sisters were riding in their Missionaries of Charity vehicle in a dangerous area when someone shot at them with a machine gun; the…

We Are All Connected

From March 17, 2018 Interfaith dialogue requires that people of differing faiths avoid dogmatic assertions when speaking with each other. Theological arrogance and rigidity stifle any authentic exchange. Nor will dialogue succeed if our aim is selling our theological perspective. True dialogue requires an honest mutual exploration of our respective theologies and felt experiences of God; it a journey toward…

Baby Ruth

From March 9, 2019 Over the last few months, Baby Ruth has become increasing more attached to me. She follows me around, wants to hold my hand, wants me to pick her up. She does not speak…except for one word: papa. Whenever I leave, either to go upstairs or leave the compound, she waves goodbye and blows kisses. I have…