On Being Catholic

“Id teneamus, quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est; hoc est etenim vere proprieque catholicum.” (We hold that which has been believed everywhere, always, and of all people: for that is truly and properly Catholic.) The Rule of Faith as given by St Vincent of Lerins People sometimes wonder how we can call ourselvesContinue reading “On Being Catholic”

ECC Statement on Racism

Our nation is in desperate need of racial healing and transformation. The healing process cannot begin until the truth of our country’s past and present sins are confronted. As people of Christian faith, we acknowledge and renounce both past and present dehumanizing, oppressive, abusive, enslaving, violent and lethal actions and inactions against African American communities.Continue reading “ECC Statement on Racism”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day of remembrance I find myself listening to speeches given years ago and find them relevant for today. Go to the YouTube video for two of them HERE. I suggest you join me in hearing Dr. King’s words again. His wordsContinue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

The Enemies of Peace

“When I was in trouble I called to you, Most High, and you answered me. Save me from liars and deceivers!” Psalm 120: 1 The psalms are a wonderful source for reflection and prayer. Our human dispositions have not changed that much since they were written. Psalm 120 is titled “Enemies of Peace” in myContinue reading “The Enemies of Peace”

Christian Violence? NO!

“Since the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and forceful people lay hold of it.” Matthew 11: 12 What Christian people do not seem to understand when they read their bibles is that once Christ Jesus came, representing the exact disposition of God toward creation, we canContinue reading “Christian Violence? NO!”