Monthly Archives: January 2021

Friday Short Takes on President Biden

Well that didn’t last long. President Biden called for unity in his inauguration speech. Excerpt: To overcome these challenges – to restore the soul and to secure the future of America – requires more than words. It requires that most … Continue reading

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Politically Stuck in the Middle on the Knife’s Edge

Rod Dreher, over at The American Conservative, received a letter from a reader that feels that they are stuck in the middle of the political spectrum. A friend told Rod that “The problem is that you are in the middle, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Inauguration Day

Prayer For Our Government by Bishop Carroll 1791 (Excerpt): “We pray O God of might, wisdom and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with your Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Love your enemies

I am late posting today. Its a combination of attending a funeral and MS fatigue striking. But I have been thinking a lot about Martin Luther King lately. While I have read many of his talks, sermons and speeches over … Continue reading

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Act Like a Christian Sealed by the Spirit

It is said that there are no coincidences with God. Given what I wrote about in my last post, I was a bit taken back by todays reading for Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours): Never let evil talk pass … Continue reading

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Discipleship in a Fractured America

There is no denying that the American experiment is in deep trouble. We are a deeply divided people. The chasm between us has widened caused by a trifecta of pandemic, BLM protests, and insurrection. President elect Biden says he is … Continue reading

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The Best of Times Amidst the Worst

Yesterday I wrote about the pandemic and the summer protests being an unveiling that has for some been a blessing. What blessings? When Mass was suspended for a time, I saw families pull together and truly become a domestic church. … Continue reading

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2020: It Was the Best of times and the Worst of Times.

2020 was, to put it mildly, a horrible year. You could almost hear the planet sighing in relief as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. It has also been a year of blessings for me, and in some … Continue reading

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