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politics, reflections

To Tell the Truth

“The truth will set you free.” John 8:32 I’m never a fan of lying. My students know that one of the worst things that they...
politics, reflections

Jesus’ Inauguration

Today’s the inauguration …have you ever watched it? Such fanfare….a lot of pomp and circumstance. I might say that our gospel today is kind of...
Clergy and Laity, politics

Scalia’s Timeless Wisdom

Thinking a lot about Justice Scalia today…who at the very least was a great character and charmed the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (who was...

Conversations at the Gym

So I’m slowly getting back to the gym after a few nagging injuries. I actually won a free membership to a local gym that I’ll...
politics, viral videos, Wacky theology
Discernment, politics

Government Held Hostage

Art imitates life today with this scene from the West Wing. Pope Francis has been calling us to mercy and it seems there are far...
death, politics

David Kuo RIP

David Kuo, the former associate of the White House’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives in the Bush Administration who wrote a scathing book about how...
death, politics

Koch to God: How’m I Doin’?

The longtime mayor and NYC personality Ed Koch died early this morning of congestive heart failure. He was the mayor when I was a child...
death, inspiration, politics, prayer, violence

We Must Not Stay Silent

Close to 30 dead…most of them children…Suburban Connecticut… The words haunt us all. Children somehow makes this worse as if killing an adult makes it...
Abortion, Catholics and World Events, Clergy and Laity, environment, politics, social justice