Monthly Archives: September 2015

They Jumped in and Helped

They Jumped In and Helped    Mary E. Latela, September 30, 2015 According to Antonia Blumberg, Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post (Posted: 09/29/2015 07:31 PM EDT) two Sikh men in Punjab, India, are being applauded for saving four boys from … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Thank You for Coming to our Home

Gracias, buena Francisco , por venir a nuestra casa. Dios los bendiga en su camino . Mary E. Latela, September 26, 2015 The Visit of Pope Francis to the United States provides much food for reflection. There will be discussions … Continue reading

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A Writer and Her “Crush” on Pope Francis

NYTimes Op-Ed Misses the Mark by Mary E. Latela, September 20, 2015 In her “First person” op-ed, (September 20, 2015) Lily Burana writes about her crush on Pope Francis. Entitled, “His Holiness, My Heart,” she writes about Francis as if … Continue reading

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What is a Peacemaker

Mary E. Latela September 20, 2015 ASLC WHAT IS A PEACEMAKER? I have wanted to talk about this question for a long time. I automatically did a google search to see what the virtual world was collecting about the peacemaker. … Continue reading

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I Have a Secret

I am excited to announce that my essay, “I Have a Secret and Now You Know” is posted at Mudroom, starting today, Sept. 18th at 6AM Central Time. The short link is here … http://wp.me/p56g3A-o7 The piece begins ~ Our home was … Continue reading

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Don’t talk to me about Closure!

About “Closure”   Mary E. Latela     9/13/2015 After the 9/11/2001 tragedies, within a week or so, people were still very heavily emotional – angry, frustrated, sad, grieving, crying, numb – and someone used a word which intrudes upon our personal space WRONGLY. … Continue reading

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Challenges of Motherhood

Motherhood Challenges by Mary E Latela, September 11, 2015 The hardest part about being a mother is the way God set it up. At the beginning, that little one is deep inside you, needs you for everything – for life, … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001 – Part Four The Cost of the Attacks and the Aftermath

September 11, 2001  –  Part Four Mary E. Latela (September 11, 2015) On this crystal clear morning in 2015, television reports of the Terrorist Attacks of 2001 are running. Moment by moment, that morning has been re-played.  It is quiet … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001 – Part Three

The Ways We Remember – Mary E Latela You must look at @paulraushenbush and his work on twitter with the WTC Remembrance Project. News reporters – as the people at the towers were told to run away – were rushing … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001 – Loss and Lighting Candles

September 11, 2001 Part Two. Mary E. Latela Adpaascu.wordpress When there’s a great loss, often the first reaction is numbness. You do not feel anything. It’s probably the little blessing in the early process of grieving, that the loss take a … Continue reading

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