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“Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions”
–Pope Francis, to journalists, November 30, 2015

Fundamentalism at Home and Abroad
Analysis and Pastoral Responses
Gerald A. Arbuckle
https://litpress.org/Products/8424/Fundamentalism-at-Home-and-Abroad

For most people, fundamentalism in the modern world has become
synonymous with a radical form of Islam, but fundamentalism in
many shapes and forms is also very much present in Western
societies. Yes, fundamentalist economic, political, nationalistic,
and religious movements are aplenty in the West. Using the lens
of cultural anthropology, Gerald A. Arbuckle examines
fundamentalist attitudes and movements in this book, exploring
why they arise and how readers can constructively respond to them.

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“Fundamentalism at Home and Abroad should be a great resource
for courses in political theology, social ethics, and ecclesiology.
It addresses complex questions without becoming complicated. For
both theology classrooms and adult study groups, Fundamentalism
offers a clear and engaging analysis of those forces and events
that are shaping the political and religious climate of our time.
It moves in the same direction that Pope Francis is guiding the
hope and imagination of so many of us.”
William Reiser, SJ, Holy Cross College

“In this short but carefully argued book, veteran cultural
anthropologist Gerald Arbuckle tackles one of the major sources
of turmoil and violence in our world today–fundamentalism.
Someone once remarked, ‘The opposite of faith is not doubt,
but certitude.’ Arbuckle not only describes the cultural
contexts that generate destructive and deaf certitudes but
also proposes many practical and pastoral responses to them.”
Fr. James Lewis Heft,
Alton M. Brooks Professor of Religion,
University of Southern California

MISSOURI DURABLE POWER OF ATTTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE — WILL TO LIVE FORM

Missouri Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Will to Live Form

I, __________________________________________________________, of

(name of principal)

Address:_____________________________________________________,

Home Telephone:_______________Work Telephone: _______________

hereby designate ____________________________________________

(name of attorney in fact)

Address ______________________________________________________

Home Telephone: _______________ Work Telephone: ______________

as my attorney in fact to make any health care decisions for me
as authorized in this declaration consistent with the
instructions below.

In the event the person I designate above is unable, unwilling or unavailable to act as my attorney in fact,
I hereby appoint the following persons (each to act alone and successively, in the order named):

A. ____________________________________________________________

(name of successor attorney in fact)

Address _______________________________________________________

Home Telephone:_______________ Work Telephone: ________________

B._____________________________________________________________

(name of second successor attorney in fact)

Address _______________________________________________________

Home Telephone:_______________ Work Telephone: ________________

as my successor attorney(s) in fact to make any health care decisions for me
as authorized in this document consistent with the instructions below.

GENERAL PRESUMPTION FOR LIFE

I direct my health care provider(s) and attorney in fact to make health care decisions consistent with my
general desire for the use of medical treatment that would preserve my life, as well as for the use of medical
treatment that can cure, improve, or reduce or prevent deterioration in, any physical or mental condition.
Food and water are not medical treatment, but basic necessities. I direct my health care provider(s) and
attorney in fact to provide me with food and fluids orally, intravenously, by tube, or by other means to the full extent necessary both to preserve my life and to assure me the optimal health possible.

I direct that medication to alleviate my pain be provided, as long as the medication is not used in order to
cause my death.

  • I direct that the following be provided:

 

  • the administration of medication;

 

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);

and

  • the performance of all other medical procedures, techniques, and technologies, including surgery,
    — all to the full extent necessary to correct, reverse, or alleviate life-threatening or health-impairing conditions, or complications arising from those conditions.

 

  • I also direct that I be provided basic nursing care and procedures to provide comfort care.
  • I reject, however, any treatments that use an unborn or newborn child, or any tissue or organ of an unborn or newborn child, who has been subject to an induced abortion. This rejection does not apply to the use of tissues or organs obtained in the course of the removal of an ectopic pregnancy.
  • I also reject any treatments that use an organ or tissue of another person obtained in a manner that causes, contributes to, or hastens that person’s death.
  • The instructions in this document are intended to be followed even if suicide is alleged to be attempted at some point after it is signed.
  • I request and direct that medical treatment and care be provided to me to preserve my life without
    discrimination based on my age or physical or mental disability or the “quality” of my life. I reject any action or omission that is intended to cause or hasten my death.
  • I direct my health care provider(s) and attorney in fact to follow the above policy, even if I am judged to be incompetent.
  • During the time I am incompetent, my attorney in fact, as named above, is authorized to make medical
    decisions on my behalf, consistent with the above policy, after consultation with my health care provider(s),
    utilizing the most current diagnoses and/or prognosis of my medical condition, in the following situations with the written special conditions.

WHEN MY DEATH IS IMMINENT

A. If I have an incurable terminal illness or injury, and I will die imminently–meaning that a reasonably
prudent physician, knowledgeable about the case and the treatment possibilities with respect to the medical
conditions involved, would judge that I will live only a week or less even if lifesaving treatment or care is
provided to me–the following may be withheld or withdrawn:

(Be as specific as possible; SEE SUGGESTIONS.):

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

(Cross off any remaining blank lines.)

WHEN I AM TERMINALLY ILL

B. Final Stage of Terminal Condition. If I have an incurable terminal illness or injury and even though death is
not imminent I am in the final stage of that terminal condition–meaning that a reasonably prudent physician,
knowledgeable about the case and the treatment possibilities with respect to the medical conditions involved,
would judge that I will live only three months or less, even if lifesaving treatment or care is provided to me–the following may be withheld or withdrawn:

(Be as specific as possible; SEE SUGGESTIONS.):

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

(Cross off any remaining blank lines.)

C. OTHER SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

(Be as specific as possible; SEE SUGGESTIONS.):

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

(Cross off any remaining blank lines.)

IF I AM PREGNANT

D. Special Instructions for Pregnancy. If I am pregnant, I direct my health care provider(s) and health care
representative(s) to use all lifesaving procedures for myself with none of the above special conditions applying
if there is a chance that prolonging my life might allow my child to be born alive. I also direct that lifesaving
procedures be used even if I am legally determined to be brain dead if there is a chance that doing so might
allow my child to be born alive. Except as I specify by writing my signature in the box below, no one is
authorized to consent to any procedure for me that would result in the death of my unborn child.

___________________________________________________________

If I am pregnant, and I am not in the final stage of a terminal condition as defined above, medical
procedures required to prevent my death are authorized even if they may result in the death of my unborn
child provided every possible effort is made to preserve both my life and the life of my unborn child.

___________________________________________________________

Signature

___________________________________________________________

THIS IS A DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND THE AUTHORITY OF MY ATTORNEY IN
FACT SHALL NOT TERMINATE IF I BECOME DISABLED OR INCAPACITATED OR IN THE EVENT
OF LATER UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHETHER I AM DEAD OR ALIVE.

This power of attorney becomes effective upon certification by two licensed physicians that I am
incapacitated and can no longer make my own medical decisions. The powers and duties of my attorney in fact
shall cease upon certification that I am no longer incapacitated. This determination of incapacity shall be
periodically reviewed by my attending physician and my attorney in fact.

I, ________________________________________________________, the principal,

(print name)

sign my name to this instrument this day of _______________ ________,

and being first duly sworn, do hereby declare to the undersigned authority
that I sign it willingly, that I execute it as my free and voluntary act
for the purposes therein expressed, and that I am eighteen years of age
or older, of sound mind, and under no constraint or undue influence.

Date: ________________ __________________________________

(Signature)

State of Missouri )

) SS.

County of )

On this __________ day of ________________, 2________, before me personally
appeared , to me known to be the person described in and who executed
the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he or she executed the
same as his/her free act and deed.

Notary Public ______________________________________________

My commission expires: ___________________________

(Notary Seal)

Form Prepared 2001 – See Attorney General’s website to update this.

RESOURCES

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Resources for the Journey:

Resources for the journey: this Pinionmarc web page offers a point of contact to promote communications
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The Family

 

 

 

Directories For Kids

 

 

Yahoo

LibrarySpot.Com

Librarian’s Index to the Internet

LookSmart

 

Kid’s Homework Help

 

 

Al-Anon,

-Alateen

Big Chalk.Com

Board of Election Commissioners, St. Louis County

Campaign for Young Voters

Fact Monster

50 States & Capitals

HomeworkSpot.Com

How Stuff Works

Missing Kids Search

Nine Planets

World Factbook

 

Kid’s Search Engines

 

 

Ask Jeeves For Kids

Awesome Library

Cybersleuth Kids

Kid’s Click
Ancestry,

Social Security Death Index

Appliance Help and Repair Advice

Attention Birders

Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People

Essential Norms for Diocesan Policies

Largest Charity Evaluator

Red Cross Movement

St. Louis County Consortium Library Catalogue

Froogle.Com – Site for Comparing Prices & Item Search

Cyndi’s List, Geneology Web Site

Family Tree Maker

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Green Cars On PlanetSave

How Stuff Works

Hunger Site: Donate Food to the Hungry

Missing Kids Search

Missouri Al-Anon & Ala-Teen

National Archives and Records Administration

National Do Not Call Registry

New England Historic Geneological Society

National Storytelling Network

PAIRS: Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Pairs: How to bond with the Wings

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource for Couples

Root’s, Geneology Web Site

Road Scholar Testing

Switchboard, Geneology Web Site

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

TryScience

The Science Museum

U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission

Woodstoves

Missouri Resources for Families

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Business At Home

Largest Charity Evaluator

Home Based Working Moms

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Citizenship and Voting

Campaign For Young Voters

Credit Card Fraud Recovery

FactCheck.org – Annenberg Political FactCheck

Flag Day Observance

Project Vote Smart

Public Citizen

 

Government Services

Report Internet Fraud — 636.282.2222 or

Board of Election Commissioners, St. Louis County

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing] Report Securities Fraud

Internet Identity Theft Internet Privacy Tools

Environment News Service

Federal Consumer Information Center

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

Internal Revenue Service of U.S. Treasury

National Debt Comptroller General

National Do Not Call Registry

Solar System Simulator

U.S.Postal Services – 1-800-275-8777

Maintain Internet Privacy

 

INTERNET SAFETY DOWNLOAD:

Did you know…

  • Missouri is 8th in the nation when it comes to the number of offenders listed in state registries. [Source: Family Watchdog, LLC]
  • In the state of Missouri, more sexual predators were federally indicted on a per capita basis that in any other state in the country.
    Additionally,the number of cases prosecuted in the state of Missouri has more than tripled since 2000. [Source: US Department of Justice 3.22.07]
  • More than 90% of both parents and kids could not identify the appropriate authority (i.e. local police, FBI, CyberTipline or an InternetService Provider) to report unwanted online incidents.[Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)2006–Online Victimization of Youth, 5 years later

Here’s what you can do to keep your friends and family safe online:

Learn About the Issues – Do your homework on the latest online trends and the potential risks. Please see resources below.

  • Communication Is Key – Talk to your children and know who they are talking to/spending time with BOTH online and
    offline.
  • Protect Your Identity – Think TWICE before posting personal information on the internet including names,
    passwords, contact information,as well as pictures which could give clues about your life, where you live etc. REMEMBER: if it’s on the internet, it’s NOT PRIVATE!
  • Take Action – Contact your local law enforcement and Cyber Tipline if you or someone you know feels threatened or
    in danger.Together, these agencies will take steps to keep you and your family safe.

To find out more about Internet Safety, use these websites as a resource:

  • INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN (ICAC) Task Force of Missouri –a law enforcement and community resource for the investigation and prevention of online crimes:
  • INOBTR.org “I Know Better…Do You?” is Missouri’s public awareness initiative to help keep children safe online
  • CyberTipLine.com, The 911 of the Internet (1.800.THE.LOST) The 911 of the Internet,the resource to report cybercrimes.
  • ikeepsafe.org I Keep Safe Foundations website uses an animated icon/mascot named Faux Paw the Techno Cat to
    teach children and parents the importance of protecting personal information and voicing inappropriate places on the Internet;
  • netsmartz.org NetSmartz is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC)Internet Safety resource and education program targeting children K-12, parents and educators.
  • projectsafechildhood.gov Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a nationwide Department of Justice initiativedesigned to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
  • webwisekids.org Web Wise Kids (WWK) is a non-profit organization specializing in providing easy to use,school approved Internet safety education for youth ages 11-16.

Imagine The Universe

 

Growing Older and Retirement

Administration on Aging

Senior Resources

Medicare Web Site

National Council On Aging

 

Health Concerns and Medical Resources

Breast Cancer Site

Health Savings Account Explained

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

NCOA Benefits CheckUp Rx

 

Education and Computer Technology

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Britannica

Carroll College

Computer Information Resources

Computer Phrase Definitions

How Do Computers Work?

Internet History Timeline

Learn The Net.Com

National Do Not Call Registry

Search Engine Showdown

The Living Internet

United States Computer Emergency Resource Team

Utilities to Permanently Erase Files

Web Teacher

Webopedia
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Largest Charity Evaluator

eNATURE

Missouri Sierra Club

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

WGME, Portland, ME

Flag Day Observance

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Internet Identity Theft

People On Yahoo

Internet Privacy Tools

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Highway 61, Calls 7 SE, Reliable

Specific Search Engines
* filter out adult sites;      ** provide a family filter for screening out adult sites.

GOOGLE *

Search Engine

Lycos **

Bing Search *

Excite **

Google Image Search

Yahoo

FindSounds.Com

Search Engine Guides

AllSearchEngines.Com

Chemistry Industry

Search Engine Showdown

Search Engine Watch

Searchability’s Guide to Specialized Search Engines

Search Engine Colossus   International Directory of Search Engines

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

MetaCrawler

National Do Not Call Registry

National Geographic

Network Solutions (InterNIC)

New York Times News

PAIRS, Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Pairs: How to bond with the Wings

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource

PBS, The Living Edens

Project Vote Smart

Public Citizen

St. Louis Community Colleges

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Saint Meinrad School of Theology

Scanning Electron Microscope

Science For the Millennium, ncsa.uiuc.edu

St. Peter School, Kirkwood, MO

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Software For Small Business

Switchboard, Telephone Numbers & Mailing Addresses

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Virtually Missouri

World Wide Web Consortium On HTML


 

Environmental Concerns and Conservation

Arbor Day Site

Board of Election Commissioners, St. Louis County

Catholic Relief Services

Earthquake Resource Center

EcoTeam Handbook Resource

FactCheck.org – Annenberg Political Fact Check

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Global Action Plan for the Earth

Glacier Institute ~ Information, Reservations, Lodging: 1-866-646-0388.

Glacier National Park

How Stuff Works

Montana Conservation

National Do Not Call Registry

National Weather Service

National Interagency Forest Service, Boise

Ozark Chapter of Sierra Club

Project Vote Smart

Public Citizen

Real Goods Trading Company

Road Scholar Testing

Sierra Club Web Site

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

South Dakota Conservation

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission

USDA Forest Service

Weather Center, www1.accuweather.com

Yellowstone Association Institute

Yellowstone National Park  ~ General Information: 1.307.344.7381;
~ Lodging & Activities: 1.307.344.7311.

Colorado Fire Information

Connect Missouri

Missouri Natural Conservation/Resources

Weather Channel

Virtually Missouri


Health Concerns and Medical Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services

Ariel Non-alcoholic Wines

Al-Anon and Alateen

Breast Cancer Site

Centers for Disease Control/Prevention

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Credit Card Fraud Recovery

The Alliance Project ~ Defeat Addiction

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Hazelden Alumni

Health Savings Account Explained

Hunger Site: Donate Food to the Hungry

Incredibly Useful Health Site, Zdnet.com

Internet Drug Index

Internet Identity Theft

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

Medline: National Library of Medicine

Multi-dimensional Human Embryo

Missouri Al-Anon & Ala-Teen

National Do Not Call Registry

National Headache Foundation

National Storytelling Network

PAIRS, Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Pairs: How to bond with the Wings

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource

Project Vote Smart

Public Citizen

Recovering Couples Anonymous

Recovering Racist Network

Recovery Resources

The Grapevine: International Magazine of A.A.

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

Medline

Web M.D.


 

Recreation and Exercise

Audubon Homepage

Gone With The Wind KitesInto The Wind Kites

Library of Congress

Metropolitan Art Museum

Missouri Al-Anon & Ala-Teen

National Do Not Call Registry

National Storytelling Network

National Parks U.S.A.

Shakespeare Homepage

Smithsonian Magazine

St. Louis County Parks On-line

St. Louis Visitor’s Guide

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

Missouri Storytelling

 

Faith and Spirituality

Apostleship of Prayer

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Catholic Communications Network

Catholic Digest

Catholic Community Forum

Catholic Information Network

Catholic Men’s Group

Catholic News Service

Catholic Online

Catholic Parents On Line

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Student Center, Washington University

Largest Charity Evaluator

Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People

Encyclopedia.com

Essential Norms for Diocesan Policies

Report On The Implementation Of The Charter

Center For Liturgy, St. Louis University

Creighton’s Cyber Retreat

EWTN, Global Catholic Network

Father Gary Online

Father Rolheiser’s Columns Available OnLine

Faith Catholic http://www.faithcatholic.com/

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Hits Against Hunger

Stop the Hunger

Hunger Site

Homilies Alive

Homilies Online

Jesuit Resources

Lebh Shomea House of Prayer, Silence & Solitude

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America

Liturgy of the Hours

Magnificat Resource Center

Mass Times, Nationwide listing of Mass Times and Locations

Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers

The Medjugorje Web

Missouri Catholic Conference

National Do Not Call Registry

National Right to Life

New Advent Catholic Website

Notre Dame Sisters of Omaha

Origins Supplement

Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica of Mexico

VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults

PAIRS: Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

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Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource for Couples

Paulist Prison Ministries

Pinionmarc.com/Liturgy

Daily With Oblates of Mary Immaculate

St. Anthony Messenger Press

St. Peter of Kirkwood, MO, Parish Website

American Catholic

Sioux Falls Catholic

Stephen Ministry Center

Theology of the Body Institute

United States Catholic Conference

Universalis in England

The Vatican

Way of the Cross

WORLD RELIGIONS

Courtesy of Virginia Smith, Author of God For Grownups

Buddhism

Cross Currents

Judaism

Statistics On Various Religions

World Religions

Catholic Internet Yellow Pages ~ Popup Category Index

Prayer in the Home

Workplace Theology

Far Eastern Religions –>


Credit Card Fraud Recovery

GOOD ADVICE: Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine,

do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had
in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and
cancel.

1. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

A corporate attorney sent this out to the employees in his company.
He shared the following information. We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud
that’s committed us in your name, address, SS#, credit, etc. Unfortunately the
author of this piece, who happens to be an attorney had firsthand knowledge,
because his wallet was stolen and within a week the thief ordered an expensive
monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line
approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change
the attorney’s driving record information online, and more.
But here’s some critical information to limit the damage in case this
happens to you or someone you know. As everyone always advises,

2. cancel your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the

toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call.
Keep those where you can find them easily.

3. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it

was stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first
step toward an investigation (if there ever is one). but here’s what is perhaps

4. MOST IMPORTANT: (I never ever thought to do this) Call the three

national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert
on your name and SS#. The attorney had never heard of doing this until advised by a
bank that called to tell him an application for credit was made over the Internet in his name.
The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they
have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit. By the time he was advised to do this,
almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the
credit checks initiated by the thieves’ purchases, none of which he knew about before placing
the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw his wallet away
(someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them in their tracks. The numbers are: [as of July 7, 2004]

Equifax: 1-800-685-1111
Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
Trans Union: 1-800-888-4213

Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

 

We pass along jokes; we pass along just about everything. . . . 

Do think about passing this information along. It could really help someone.