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ONE OF THE MANY… THE RAFTER CRISIS

…and the sea is now no more. Revelations 21:1 The response to the material nightmare that was buried in the spiritual collapse and in large measure the political and ideological collapse, was the mass escape at the risk of any … Continue reading

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Frei Betto: Lucidity in Brazil, Disingenuousness in Cuba

[Please see the Translator’s Note below for the context for Mario’s post.] I’ve been an avid reader of the writings of Frei Betto. Saving theological differences I admire his life and his books. I think there is correspondence between what … Continue reading

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STORIES OF THE THOUSAND AND ONE PERIOD, Part One

By K. Barth When we thought we had it all resolved and the Bolshevik godfather would guarantee life for ever and ever, the beginning of the end came. The old and apparently well-formed USSR fell apart; that happens with giants … Continue reading

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PEOPLE IN MEMORY: The Child and the Egg Bombardment

In vain I search my mind for the name of my favorite friend when we were in preschool and first grade, the passing of the years have totally erased it.  He was the tallest child in the classroom and he … Continue reading

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From Eight on Eight

On the 8th of May, Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia died in Santa Clara, the victim of a beating received on the 5th day (of the month). He had left with me the blow of the news, and my Christian principles … Continue reading

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Divine Providence and the Assassination of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia

“Life is worth nothing if I ignore that the assassin took a different path and is preparing another ambush.” – Pablo Milanes When I retrospectively analyze my pastoral relationship with Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia, I discover that neither international forces … Continue reading

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