Author Archives: Susan Kehoe

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.

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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The Age of Chaos

The one thing that the presidential election confirmed is that we Americans are a very divided people.  Certainly, this is nothing new. There has never been a national consensus shared by all citizens. The problem is that each side of … Continue reading

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The Hollowing of Grief

Dad died suddenly just after 2 am on July 4th. Grief, I am learning, is an odd emotional state to be in. The moment that I saw Dad on the floor, I knew that he was gone. In that moment … Continue reading

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