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Abuse is Closer Than We Think

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Many of the old German folk tales deal with risks and threats. Children needed to learn that there are dangers in the world. What must of us don’t realize is that the dangers are closer to home than we want to admit.  Most of us prefer to believe threats come from strangers: “Stranger Danger.” The […]

Trust, Not Fear

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Sunday, May 23, is the Western Christian holiday of Pentecost.  According to Christian scripture, the Holy Spirit emboldened the frightened followers of Jesus on Pentecost.  The holiday derives its name from the Jewish feast of the first fruits. God commanded the Hebrews to offer their first fruits to Him fifty (penta) days after Passover.  This […]

Keep Calm and Tell the Truth.

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Lies, not the truth, cause mass panic and paranoia. If the Chinese Communists had been open to the truth, the world would be a better place. At first, it tried to punish the dissenters. Only reluctantly did it decide to face reality. Dissent created the Modern World. Martin Luther, Copernicus, Voltaire, Wollstonecraft, Darwin, Plessy, Carson, […]

Christmas at the Vatican

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

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Abuse is about power and cruelty.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Abuse is not caused by celebacy. Abuse is not caused by sexual orientation.Abuse is not caused by theology. Abuse is about power and cruelty. As along as we allow people with power easy access to victims, abuse will continue. Stopping abuse requires immediate reporting, credible investigations and certain punishments. Abuse can happen in a family, […]

Rejoice in the New Day

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Allegation Credible

Friday, February 1st, 2019

I lost a friend today. Not to death, but to a credible allegation. As his friend, I hold out hope it remains an allegation. Allegation means there is no proof. As a Catholic, I know the “credible” part requires the Church to take preventive action. “Credible” means that it is possible to be true. I’ve […]

Merry Christmas

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The commercial Christmas ended at Midnight December 25 as retailers switched to Easter candy.  Believers, however, have had the rest of the Twelve Days of Christmas to reflect.  Christians and non-Christians alike celebrate at the darkest time of the year to remember the light.  It’s no wonder then that light plays an integral part of […]

So, yelling “murder” makes you feel better?

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

As a man I will never have the incredible life experience of pregnancy.  As a father I have, however, witnessed the joy, fear and pain of those long nine months.  As we wander farther into the political landscape, I ask you to pause and ask yourself if your rhetoric is making it easier to bear […]

The tide has turned.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Having read the entire “Relatio Post Disceptationem,” I am struck by its embrace of, rather than its rejection of, the Catholic tradition. It is a tradition that has shown incredible flexibility and adaptation over 2000 years. The Catholic Church is not a fundamentalist church. Over the last 40 years, fundamentalists have tried to deny that […]

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