By Jeanette Arnquist

arnquistjeanetteIt is imperative that no one...indulge in a merely individualistic morality. The best way to fulfill one’s obligations of justice and love is to contribute to the common good according to one’s means and the needs of others, and also to promote and help public and private organizations devoted to bettering the conditions of life.

Gaudium et Spes (“The Church in the Modern World”), Vatican II, 1965 #30

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By Jeanette Arnquist

 Imagine this. You are a grandparent and you are with your six-year-old granddaughter. You have had a long day – the zoo, shopping, the circus. Now you are both hungry and tired. You stop into a café on the way home. The granddaughter orders her favorite from the children’s menu. Chicken tacos or mac and cheese. You order something that appeals to adults. Steak or roast. You order a beer, your granddaughter a milk. The food comes and you grab her milk and guzzle it down and then wolf down her food. Then you eat your own, too. 

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By Jeanette Arnquist

 I often ask myself who I would be in the Gospel narratives of the Nativity if I had lived in Bethlehem in the 1st Century, and if I would have recognized Jesus as something special if I had seen him.

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jeanette_arnquistBy Jeanette Arnquist

 Tucson is in the North, that is the northern part of the Sonoran Desert, about 60 miles north of the border with Mexico. Tucson has been continuously inhabited for over 4,000 years. Jesuit Father Eusebio Kino established Mission San Xavier del Bac in about 1700, just South of Tucson among the Tohono O’Odhom people.

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By Jeanette Arnquist

 First of all, hello to all of my friends and former colleagues in the Church of San Bernardino, as well as those of you whom I have never met. In the six years since I have retired and moved to Arizona a lot has changed, and a lot has not. More about that later.

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