Why Democracies Fail

“How shall a man judge what to do in such times?’ ‘As he ever has judged,’ said Aragorn. ‘Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear…It is a man’s part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.” J.R.R Tolkien As Ecumenical Catholics we aim to use consensus decision-makingContinue reading “Why Democracies Fail”

On Being Pro-Life and Pro-choice

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. John 14: 18-19 Another quote from Matthew 12:20 — “He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. Finally he willContinue reading “On Being Pro-Life and Pro-choice”

Remembering Rep. John Lewis

“You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light.” Rep. John Lewis Representative John Lewis served our country from 1987 until his death in 2020.  He proclaimed the need to get in “good trouble” to push our country toward a more perfect union. YouContinue reading “Remembering Rep. John Lewis”

Helping God Meet the Challenge

“But the God of multitudes shall be exalted in justice, the Holy One of Israel sanctified in righteousness.” Isaiah 5:16 New insights are exciting things. They take a while to settle in and become solid. I am striving with an insight that is new to me and have not been able to put words onContinue reading “Helping God Meet the Challenge”

The Dead Have No Voice

“There is nothing we forget as eagerly, as quickly, as the wickedness of man.” Abraham J. Heschel The last few years I have been learning about our hidden history. From the way conquerors came to this country and colonized it by brutalizing and attempting to eliminate the indigenous people, to the Tulsa Oklahoma massacre ofContinue reading “The Dead Have No Voice”

Disappointed

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Even when I know the expected outcome, I cannot help being disappointed by the members of the Republican party who serve in our Senate. They just let us down again by not allowing the vote to create a commission to investigateContinue reading “Disappointed”