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I am a 70 year old cradle Catholic. Some would say I am a Baby Boomer although I really do not identify with that demographic’s values. Six kids, seven grandchildren, married to Dottie 40 years on April 16, Viet Nam veteran, and musician.

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How to Stop Abortion? Make the Other Choice Possible

October 29, AD2017 7 Comments
How to Stop Abortion? Make the Other Choice Possible

This month I attended a Pro-Life service at our church. There was great music well-performed, readings, and reports from members of our parish’s Pro-Life Ministry. Their practice of praying outside of abortion clinics had changed the minds of women who were on the verge of getting abortions. The numbers were small, but significant, especially considering […]

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Prayer- Now and at the Hour of Our Death

October 2, AD2017 0 Comments
Prayer- Now and at the Hour of Our Death

Stories about our horrific hurricane season will be told for weeks to come. Most will eventually be forgotten. However, there is one that I am sure will endure for years, namely the heroism of one Colette Sulcer of Beaumont, Texas. Sulcer’s car got stuck in a parking lot near an Interstate 10. It is unclear […]

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The “Way” of Christ

August 30, AD2017 0 Comments
The “Way” of Christ

The Idea of a Way In Chapter 14 of the Gospel of John, known as The Last Discourse, Jesus tells the apostles He is going before them to prepare a place for them and will come back to take them there. Then He says, “You know the way that leads where I go” (John 14:4). […]

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A Prophet in Our Time

July 30, AD2017 0 Comments
A Prophet in Our Time

It must have been tough being an Old Testament prophet. How many people could you reach? As many as could hear your voice presuming you were skilled in public speaking? More if you were lucky enough to have a scribe? What is worse, the things you prophesied about would not occur for hundreds of years. […]

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The Art of Praying With Art

May 28, AD2017 3 Comments
The Art of Praying With Art

Catholics are fortunate in having many ways to pray, e.g. the rosary, the mass, meditation and contemplation, Lectio Divina, or simply reciting the Jesus prayer. You might say that, as far as prayer goes, we have something for every person at every level of engagement. In this column I would like to offer another way […]

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An Interfaith Dialogue with a Muslim Social Justice Comedian

April 24, AD2017 0 Comments
An Interfaith Dialogue with a Muslim Social Justice Comedian

I enjoy the TED Radio Hour podcast. The program offers illumination on a wide range of topics and is generally fun to listen to. But a recent episode had kind of a delayed reaction effect on me, which is to say, the more I thought about it the angrier I got. The episode was called […]

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