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Our Lord and King

Well, it seems as if, for a while, we are all done with fairy tale royal weddings from the UK. Sensible people such as ourselves do not envy those most privileged couples because the harsh reality of life doesn’t allow us to dream of anything...

That Silent, Shouting Voice

Many of us are acquainted with the text that recounts the Prophet Elijah’s escape from the queen Jezebel which we find in 1 Kings 19:12-21. Undoubtedly, Elijah ran for his life at the deadly threats hurled at him from this evil monarch. He was...

Roaring at Richard

Spiritual direction has been a godsend for me. In studying Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction I’ve come to understand “me” better that at any time before in my life. The spiritual tools available enable us to stand against the...

The Master of Medicinal Laughter

When I was younger, I used to read a column in The Reader’s Digest, called Laughter is the Best Medicine. There is much scientific information to assert that this is a truism.  Science tells us that laughter is one of the best tools we have for...

Regarding Fear

Our readings from Malachi (3:19-20) and the Gospel of Luke (21:5-19) are rather scary. So, apparently, we have some more fear to add to the fears that we are already facing and that we are fed by the media. Speaking of fear, about 20 years ago...

The Marxist Side of History

I like to create neologisms and even a truism on occasion. My latest truism is that bad ideas invariably drive out good ideas in a society. I am referring to the idea that people who have fundamental religious, moral and ethical beliefs have been...

The Power of Time

Friedrich Nietzche said: Without music, life would be a mistake. I tend to concur with this German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has certainly brought about a profound...

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