May 19, 2020
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Heroes For All Seasons

While Clint Eastwood’s stark movie, Flags of our Fathers, portrayal of the deadly battle for Iwo Jima in World War II was virtually ignored by his Hollywood peers in 2007, it had a strong impact on the general public who revered the heroism that his...

Morality Clause Redux

In my last essay, I wrote about Bishop Michael Barber, of the Diocese of Oakland, California, and the firestorm that erupted when he tried to insert a morality clause in the contract for diocesan teachers. Barber wanted the employees to live a life...

Nothing Seems Normal Anymore

Did you ever shut off the TV or put down the newspaper and ask yourself, what is going on in our world today? Is it actually better to not read the newspaper or watch TV and maintain your sanity? Nothing seems to make sense any more. People, even in...

Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, 70 Years Later

This January 27, 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the most notorious of all Nazi death camps – Auschwitz-Birkenau. The name of the camp will forever be linked with man’s inhumanity to man and the unspeakable crimes of...

Christians and Karma

Christians are not noted for learning from people of different faiths. In fact, many Christians seem to believe that even considering a perspective that differs from their own is borderline sinful. That is unfortunate because examining others’ views...

The Butterfly Effect and America’s Decline

The Butterfly Effect and America’s Decline

As a child, you no doubt enjoyed tossing pebbles in a body of water and watching the ripples extend far from the point of impact. On a much larger scale such movement is known as the Butterfly Effect, a term coined by Edward Lorenz, in which the...

Moral Dilemmas In Washington

A moral dilemma is a situation in which a choice must be made between conflicting courses of action, each of which is morally supportable. The key word is conflicting—meeting either obligation necessitates violating the other. In other words, the...