Bishop Kedda’s Posts
“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”
“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”
“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”
“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”
“Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’sContinue reading “Infecting Us With Lies”
“But the Most High called out, ‘Where are you?’” Genesis 3:9 Every now and again I meet atheists who proclaim that there is no God. I do not worry about these people because I know that God is constantly pursuing them, whether they know it or not. Granted, I think it is more difficult forContinue reading “God and Us”
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