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Who Am I? A Sinner

Who Am I?  A Sinner

Early on in the pontificate of Pope Francis, during an interview, when asked who he was Pope Francis responded with the statement “I am a sinner.”  At the time, this statement was used in the U.S., to exclaim the humbleness and relatable-ness of Pope Francis to the everyday person.  In the light of recent events […]

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The Catholic Church’s Commitment to Counteracting Racism

August 16, AD2017 16 Comments
The Catholic Church’s Commitment to Counteracting Racism

As an African-American Catholic, I revel in the opportunity to share that my father, a convert to the Catholic faith, was initially drawn to Catholicism through the witness of President John F. Kennedy Jr., our first – and, to date, only – Catholic president, who contributed to the setting of the civil rights legislation that […]

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The Politics of American Narcissism

November 26, AD2015 23 Comments
The Politics of American Narcissism

Egotist, n.: A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me. —Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary In 2000, you probably could have asked twenty of your friends and coworkers and found only one person who knew something about narcissism. Fifteen years and a gazillion selfies later, narcissism and narcissist are tools of […]

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Justice is Far From Us: Will We Bring it Close?

January 6, AD2015 3 Comments
Justice is Far From Us: Will We Bring it Close?

The word in the air and on the streets, both actual and virtual, is justice. People are gathering and protesting, chanting and yelling for justice. They demand justice. The irony is, many of them demand what they refuse to submit to themselves. If “justice” is not delivered to them, they will inflict their own brand […]

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