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Coming Out, Coming Home – Gay Teens and Their Families

Coming Out, Coming Home – Gay Teens and Their Familiesby Beth Garascia  In the book Coming Out, Coming Home author Michael C. LaSala shares with readers the results of a study comprised of data collected from a multi-cultural sample of sixty-five gay youth and seventy-six of their parents. The focus of the study is the...
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Keeping the Big Picture in Front of Us

Keeping the Big Picture in Front of Us Bro. Jim Facette SM, a member of the planning team for “Awakening the Dreamer – Marianists for Justice and Integrity of Creation,” urges us to embrace the big picture when confronting environmental issues. “I want to see the big picture. For me, this is about the devastation...
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Six Days in Afghanistan – Some Reflections and Observations

Six Days in Afghanistan – Some Reflections and Observationsby Jim Vogt April 2012 “It seemed that the Taliban wanted to destroy everything of beauty.”  – Comment by our guide Shuju in remembering the senseless destruction wrought by the Taliban in the mid 90’s in the area where his mother lived. My wife Susan and I...
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You Are Family

You Are FamilyBy Clare Acosa Matos March 2013 “No sé como llegaste, pero llegaste – estás aqui, ya eres familia!” “I don’t know how you got here, but you got here – and because you’re here, you’re family!” These were the words offered to my husband on Christmas Eve, just twelve days after he immigrated...
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Faith and the Mission of the U. of Dayton’s Fitz Center

Faith and the Mission of the U. of Dayton’s Fitz CenterBy Bro. Brandon Paluch SM April 2013 Marianists strive to witness, form, and transform. We seek to bear witness to Christ, to form faith-filled leaders on fire for the Gospel, and to transform our world into God’s kingdom of peace and kinship. At the Fitz Center, our focus is on the latter...
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Ash Wednesday 2014 Pilgrimage for Human Rights

Ash Wednesday 2014 Pilgrimage for Human RightsBy Pam Orlowicz and Chuck Orlowicz March 2014 Some reflections from Pam Orlowicz There are times when I do something but I’m really not sure if it makes any difference. That thought crossed my mind this past Ash Wednesday. Here I was with maybe 50 other people standing in...
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