Author Archives: John Marchese

Action and Prayer for a More Inclusive Citizenship

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution, a document that became the key founding text of the United States of America. The “Blessings of Liberty” described in the preamble, however, were not truly intended for all people in that newborn nation. It must not be forgotten that the Constitution… Read More

Mending Our Broken Earth: FEDICAMP in Nicaragua

Even as I write this post, we are waiting to see if the White House will reject the findings in a report on climate change prepared by scientists from 13 federal agencies. This news comes on top of the U.S. official withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change agreement over the weekend. You might be surprised to learn… Read More

Meet Us in Philly

On September 9, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., there will be a Quixote Center Garden Party in Philadelphia. We would love to have you join us! We will be welcoming the Quixote Center’s new executive director, John Marchese, and you can also get to meet the whole board, including board president Nancy Sulfridge, co-founder Dolly… Read More

Soil and New Life

“All of creation has been groaning”… There is a lot of talk about soil in the bible. If you open up the lectionary for this week, you will see a passage in Isaiah on the rain and snow that fall from the heavens to water the earth, making it fertile and providing bread for food. In… Read More

A Wake-up Call in the Vatican

The sexual abuse charges that have been filed against Cardinal George Pell, a high-ranking Vatican official in the Curia, raise many questions and have set off alarms about the effectiveness of Pope Francis’s response to allegations of clergy abuse of minors. George Pell was ordained a priest in 1966 in the diocese of Ballarat in… Read More