Articles of Spiritual Enlightenment selected from the San Francisco Charismatics, a  publication of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Office of the Charismatic Renewal.  USA residents, if you would like to receive a free monthly hard copy, send us your snail-mail address.                                                         

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January 2000

On the Lighter Side   (It's not a bug... this page is under construction)  Jokes you can tell your grandmother.

The Victory Zone  by Bishop Joseph McKinney.  As Christians we must somehow live every moment of life in  joyful resignation to share in the victory of the cross.

Jubilee: Gift of the Spirit. by Fr. Milt Walsh.  As we begin the Great Jubilee, we do well to reflect on the meaning of the fist Pentecost and the outpouring then of the Holy Spirit on the disciples, Mary and now on us.

Woe From the WTO by Rev. Joseph Landi, Editor.    The Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work.  Is the World Trade Organization fostering unbridled capitalism disregarding those who produce the goods for a materialistic society?

Who Should Live or Die? by Rev. J. Michael Miller, C.S.B.  When life is manipulated as a thing which individual claim as their exclusive possession, we think we have the right to decide who should live or die.

The Spirituality of Recycling  by Rev.  John S. Rausch.  The Christian ethic of consumption rises above simply saving a tree or preserving a mountain.  What is our spiritual responsibility?

The Crisis of the Family by Pope John Paul II.  The crises of the loss of identity of the family and its support structure becomes, in turn, a cause for the crisis in society from loneliness to violence and drugs

Will We Recognize Him? Reflections on the message of John the Baptizer's testimony, "I have seen..."  What do you see?

Your Mission From God   by Henri Lemay.  God the Creator is the giver of missions.  The call of the clergy and the call  of lay people is only different in kind, not degree.  

Be Careful How You Judge  by Malcolm Forbes.  This true story on how Stanford University came into being illustrates how you can easily judge the character of someone by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.

 
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