August 3, 2021
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Flavius Claudius Julianus

I love the story of Flavius Claudius Julianus. He was a Roman emperor who died in 363 A.D. He also went by another moniker, Julian the Apostate. He holds the distinction of being the last non-Christian emperor of Rome. He was called the “apostate”...

Can We All Get Along?

On March 3,1991, Rodney King led the Los Angeles police on a high-speed chase, reaching 110 to 115 m.p.h. When the police finally pulled him over, it took a squad of 15-21 officers to finally subdue the behemoth of a man as he continually resisted...

I Came to Set the Earth on Fire

“Could you not watch one hour with Me?” (Matthew, 26:40) With the vacation season in full swing, so many people in the northern hemisphere choose to expose their bodies to the direct rays of the sun. Sadly, so few decide to expose their...

The Failure of American Leadership

Given all the difficulties America has experienced during the Covid19 Pandemic, the last thing we needed was a failure of leadership. Alas, that is what we have gotten. That failure has been mainly in government, but also in journalism, social...

The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us

Listen again to this statement taken from the Responsorial Psalm given us on this Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: “The eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give them their food in due season; you open your hand and satisfy the desire of...

Following Him

A question sometimes used in personality surveys or psychological tests is, “If you had to be a certain type of animal, what kind would you choose?” I would think a common choice might be a horse—fast, sleek, and beautiful; still another choice...