12.18
Finding God in a Storefront at the Mall

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Franciscans at the Mall

Franciscans are  opening chapels in shopping malls, where people can have a cup of coffee, ask for prayers, chat, or make a Confession (which Catholics are encouraged to do at least once during Advent). Read about their ministry of presence in The New York Times here: Finding God in a Storefront at the Mall 

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9.16
TCC Video: Compassion and Kinship: Fr. Greg Boyle TedTalk

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Fr. Greg Boyle

Fr. Greg Boyle S.J. is one of our heroes.  He runs the largest and most successful gang intervention, re-hab and re-entry program in the United States. In this TEDTalk he asks,

“How do we create and imagine a circle of compassion and then imagine nobody standing outside of that circle?”

Watch the video after the jump:

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1.27
Misc: Homeboy industries, a success story still faces a daily struggle

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Fr. Gregory Boyle Fr. Gregory Boyle S.J. is one of our heroes. For a quarter of a century, he has steered people out of the gang life through Homeboy Industries, which offers job training, counseling, tattoo removal and more. The model Boyle built has been replicated around the country and abroad, but due to government cuts his program is struggling. Fr. Boyle is also suffering from cancer. Read about it in The Los Angeles Times here: Homeboy industries, a success story still faces a daily struggle

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10.28
Misc: A World Away, the Seventh Game Close at Hand, Condemned Nazis

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Nuremberg trial

Dan Barry writes in The New York Times about the Protestant minister and Roman Catholic priest who were asked to serve as chaplains to the most nefarious Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. For them, baseball was a blessed distraction from the horror of their task. Read their difficult story here: A World Away, the Seventh Game Close at Hand, Condemned Nazis

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