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Please Pray for My Vocation.
19 Apr 2002
Modified: 10 Jun 2002
I need my life of environmental/peace&justice organizing-activism, and homeless service, to turn into a full spiritual vocation.
I have spent the past thirty years, since college graduation, doing frontline environmental/peace&justice organizing-activism. I also spent the past ten years doing homeless service with Catholic Worker all over the United States. I need a spiritual vocation in the Catholic church. Presently, I am sleeping on a retired friend's apartment floor here in Berkeley, CA, and I have no money. Obviously, this society/culture doesn't give me what I need for my general sustenance, no matter how much good I do in service to God. Therefore, I am asking the Catholic world, and others, to pray to Jesus Christ for me, so that I receive a stable, loving, spiritual situation as soon as possible, and that I receive what I basically need for the rest of my life. Thank you very much.
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here's one
19 Apr 2002
get a friggin job man! it's not that hard.
Employed by Nature
20 Apr 2002
Perhaps we should all pray for ourselves and each other and refuse to take orders from anyone but Nature. (Especially deluded smucks like "fact checker" and the retards in "our" government.)

Mother Nature Rocks:

Morning Rumble
5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Northeast, Felt From Maine to Maryland

By Verena Dobnik
The Associated Press

N E W Y O R K, April 20 — An earthquake felt from Maine to Maryland rattled the Northeast on this morning with a magnitude of 5.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake hit just before 7 a.m. about 15 miles southwest of Plattsburgh, in northern New York near the Vermont and Canadian borders.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, but the Vermont State Police received calls about cracked foundations and broken windows, and sections of at least two roads collapsed near the epicenter in upstate New York.

Sandy Caligiore, of Lake Placid, about 35 miles southwest of Plattsburgh, said he felt the shaking for about 30 seconds. It was so strong, decorations were falling off the walls, he said.

"I was getting out of the shower and the mirror was shaking. The whole house was shaking," said Darlene Conklin, who lives in Hopewell Junction, about 60 miles north of New York City. "My husband was watching TV, and he felt the couch shaking. You could see the doors shaking, the walls trembling."

‘Moderate’ Quake

The earthquake was recorded at 6:50 a.m., said William Ott, a seismologist at Weston Observatory at Boston College.

He said the quake was "moderate." A typical 5.1 earthquake would cause cracked plaster, broken windows and minor structural damage around the epicenter, he said.

"There are faults all over the northeastern United States," Ott said. "They're not as active as the ones in California, but they're capable of producing earthquakes of this size from time to time."

The largest earthquake recorded in New York, according to the USGS, was a 5.8 magnitude quake in 1944 that was centered in Massena, about 3 miles from the Canadian border.

Won Young Kim, a seismologist with Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, said there was a magnitude 5.2 quake in 1993, about 50 miles south of Saturday's epicenter. He said a magnitude 3.5 quake occurred just south of Plattsburgh on April 20, 2000.

Reports of the shaking today came from as far away as Baltimore, Toronto and Portland, Maine. The USGS National Earthquake Information Center measured the earthquake's depth at 3.1 miles.

Kathleen Morrow, 31, of Northfield, in central Vermont, said the jolt woke her husband up and the shaking continued for several seconds.

"I had my feet on the floor ready to leave the house if it was going to be continuing or stronger," she said.
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Thanks for the Email Responses.
22 Apr 2002
Thanks to all who sent me email responses. I agree that the one and only way is to stay centered spiritually, and act from there. I don't know if Catholicism is going to give me anything or not. I know what Reality is, and I know that keeping the mind directed toward that is what is essential. Beyond this, is the mystical, which doesn't need discussion.
Jesus Loves Me;Catholic Church Disinterested
10 Jun 2002
The Catholic Church is disinterested in me, or at least doesn't give me anything of material substance. The church is presently so overwhelmed by lawsuits due to priest sexual abuse, that it requires several psychological exams for new recruits in the seminaries. Despite the church's constant call for volunteers, and after years and years of feeding the homeless with Catholic Worker, the church refuses to give me anything of material substance. Clearly, the church is on one road and I am on another. Two roads diverged, and I took the one less travelled by...
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