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Fr. Glenn: To Judge Or Not To Judge ... That Is The Question

on April 2, 2017 - 6:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos
 
As I re-read my column from last week, it sounded a bit pompous. Sorry about that; judgment weakens when you procrastinate and then frantically try to meet a deadline.

Speaking of “judgment”, isn’t that one of our favorite pastimes—to make snap judgments of people … whether it be because of their clothing, their demeanor, their opinions or whatever, thus setting ourselves up as the supreme authority of what is acceptable? We disdain those of lower socio-economic status.

Pastor Granillo: Seeing Light

on April 2, 2017 - 6:05am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” John 9:39 (NIV)

Eigengrau is the color that the human brain “sees” when we are in complete darkness. Apparently, it’s a shade of gray instead of black, as I would have expected. Even though no light actually exists, the brain still tells us that we “see” some light.

In a similar manner, cognitive scientists have shown that, in the absence of light, many people actually believe that they can still see their

Marriage Announcement: Chandra Kluk & Jon McDonald

on April 1, 2017 - 7:10am

Chandra Anne Kluk and Jon Peter McDonald wed Aug. 13, 2016 at IHM Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Chandra Anne Kluk and Jon Peter McDonald were married Aug. 13, 2016, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos. Rev. Glenn Jones of IHM presided over the double-ring ceremony with Deacons John Sutton and John Heal assisting. Brandon Kluk, brother of the bride, and Diana McDonald, sister of the groom, sang “Set me as a Seal” during the lighting of the Unity Candle. 

A reception followed at Cottonwoods on the Green, which included a dinner catered by Pawel and Dorota Listwan,

Open Book: And God Said...

on March 31, 2017 - 9:56am

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

 
The Humanities class at our high school includes a unit about world religions, and it’s been fun to participate as one of the invited speakers who speak about their religious tradition.

Each year, the students are very polite and inquisitive about my lecture on Judaism, and I am totally exhausted by the end of the day. I have no idea how a teacher can do this, five days a week, month after month.

I try to start my lecture with two apologies: Judaism accommodates a spectrum of observance and philosophies so I can’t help but color the presentation by my own

Bill Safeguards Faith-Based Community Centers

on March 31, 2017 - 7:14am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Brian Mast (R-FL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation today to increase penalties for making bomb threats, and provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security to safeguard faith-based community centers.

The bill, which already has the support of 28 other members, would provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security under the existing State

Los Alamos Church Members On Mexico Mission

on March 29, 2017 - 8:55am
More than 50 members of United Church of Los Alamos and Unitarian Universalist Church prepare to depart for Mexico Monday to build homes for the poor over their spring break vacation. Photo by Laura Erickson
 
COMMUNITY News:

On the first official day of spring break Monday, more than 50 members of the United Church of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Universalist Church saddled up for a long drive and an even longer work week.

The Mexico Mission campers, comprised of half teens and half adults headed for Puerto Penasco Mexico to build homes for the poor.

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