Credo (article one)

"We believe in one god, [the] Father almighty, maker of all things both visible and invisible."Πιστεύομεν εἰς ἕνα Θεὸν Πατέρα παντοκράτορα, πάντων ὁρατῶν τε καὶ ἀοράτων ποιητήν·The first article of the Nicene Creed, 325 "We believe in one god, [the] Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things both visible and invisible."Πιστεύομεν εἰς ἕνα…

Mary the Mother of Jesus

"While he was saying these things, a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and called out, 'Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that nursed you!' But Jesus said, 'On the contrary, blessed are those who listen to the message of Θεά and keep it."Luke 11:27-28 The woman appears to…

Easter and the Christian Faith

Christianity has been used as a weapon against others, and has been made into a justification for imperialism. The seeds for this are in the Biblical texts themselves. Even in the Gospel of John it is hard not to see a constant us-believers-versus-them (those who reject the believers' assertions). When the conditions were right, the…

A Confession

I have a confession to make. I am an animist. This may surprise or confuse you since ten days ago I said I was a sister in the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans. At that time I spoke about how the deconstructing of binaries characterizes the gift (or charism) of Francis and Clare to the church…

Midterm Elections

Tomorrow Americans are going to their polling places to vote. Mr. Trump has usurped the presidency now for two years and we can see clearly what he and his administration is up to. We have also seen, ever since the Supreme Court decided to allow elections to be bought by large corporations and major capitalists,…

An Afternoon on the Palisades

Yesterday, after a single meal shared between the two of us at Tani's in Englewood, Karen and I went for a late afternoon hike from the Englewood Boat Basin on the Hudson River, up the Dyckman Hill Trail, and then on the Long Path for a short distance (to almost parallel to where Unilever is…