Month: January 2017

The Church’s strong showing on behalf of refugees

I attended a Catholic mass on Sunday. The message there, and across the Catholic universe, came from the Beatitudes.  Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those...

/ January 31, 2017

‘America First’ is Not Christian

Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves. He gave us the model of the Good Samaritan who, though ethnically separate, sacrificed for a suffering sojourner. Christ gave us the model of himself, who...

/ January 23, 2017

A prayer for the President and the Church on Inauguration Day

Father in Heaven, We praise you because you are always good. Always sovereign. Always loving. We praise you because the government is on your shoulders. You are King of kings and Lord of lords. We...

/ January 20, 2017

My president was good

There have been scores of black presidents in history. But America only had one. It will never have another like him. On the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, I don’t look back embracing all...

/ January 19, 2017

Valor Without Renown

Eowyn: My Lord! Aragorn! I am to be sent with the women into the caves.  Aragorn: That is an honorable charge.  Eowyn: To mind the children, to find food and bedding when the men return....

/ January 16, 2017

The attempted congressional ethics coup is writing on the wall

“The days have gone down in the West, behind the hills, into shadow.” – Theoden son of Thengel, Seventeenth King of Rohan, from the Lament for the Rohirrim I don’t know how to fix Washington....

/ January 3, 2017