Bishop Kedda’s Posts
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln Voting can be a complicated business for Christians. Some Churches discourage voting while others drive voters to the polls. Some pastorsContinue reading “On Voting”
“You cannot bear the Truth, but gently the Spirit guides from truth to truth.“ All Creation Waits One of our prevalent myths is that the good guys win, because God is on their side. And so might makes right. The guy in the “white hat” will triumph. Having a Warrior God leads people to assume:Continue reading “Where is God in All of This?”
I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler. No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls salvation and your gates praise. Isaiah 60: 17b-19 Dear Companions in Christ,Mass shootings have become common things in this country. When I lookedContinue reading “Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence”
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire In this picture there is a dog in a submissive pose, lying next to a soldier. For me this dog represents all the living beings who are yearning for humanity to stopContinue reading “All Creation Waits”
“Insisting that life stay the same post-loss is essentially the same as saying, “Let’s just pretend this never happened.” That’s an incredible disservice to the person, place, or thing that you lost. “ Shelby Forsythia I love the picture that I chose to go along with this post. It expresses so much better than words theContinue reading “Loss and Grief”
“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because ofContinue reading “Increasing Violence”
“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”
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”
“God is a fair judge, a God who is angered by injustice every day.” Psalm 7: 11 What frustrates and angers me the most today is that the eviction moratorium has ended and our representatives left without doing anything to remedy the situation for those who could lose their homes. What further angers me isContinue reading “We Should Be Angry”
“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”
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