July 30, 2021
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A Nation of Frogs

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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...

Keeping the Faith

I join with millions of Catholics, who are disturbed by the growing division within the American Catholic Church. With apologies to Billy Joel, Keeping the Faith is much more difficult when many of our leaders, including the Pope, are mudding the...

Woke

I say stupid things. Not really intentionally, but sometimes the circuit leading to my mouth bypasses the brain. This can be a dangerous thing in our culture today. I grew up with the limerick that “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words...