Tag Archives: Catholic Church

On Respecting Human Life

As we cross into October, we again find ourselves observing Respect Life Sunday in this country. In this contentious election year, and in the context of another heated national conversation over the nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice, the … Continue reading

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In Data We Trust: Covid and the Limits of Control

When control is disguised as charity, and our authorities become dehumanizing. Continue reading

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Covid Red and Covid Blue: Observations From A Local Catholic Pastor

Even Viruses Can Have Colors Continue reading

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Civil Rights and Wrongs: America in the Wake of Bostock

The Court has once again decreed who is and is not free, but not in the manner it first appears. Continue reading

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Our Very Authentic 2020 Easter

Below is my bulletin column for Easter Sunday, 2020:  A Blessed and Joyous Easter to all of you! We are of course all very accustomed to typical Easter routines and rituals that are painfully and strangely absent this year.  There … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: De-throning Corona

  Here, a few days in advance, is my parish bulletin column for Palm Sunday. Start scouting out now the best branches in your yard in preparation for our great feast.  Dear Friends at Saint Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish and … Continue reading

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Dead Funerals

We need to ask ourselves if our current rituals are empty of real meaning. Continue reading

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Green and Christian

Why the Secular Green Movement Needs to Be Baptized Continue reading

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The Signs of the Times: What is Next for the Church in the West

God still loves the post-Christian West. He will not abandon it. Continue reading

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Ending Clericalism

Ending clericalism is a call to personal self examination from the top of the hierarchy to the bottom. Continue reading

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