An Advent Thought on Kindness

Photo credit: This season of advent usually inspires many people to examine their lives in the context of giving and kindness. Both are under the umbrella of charity, the virtue so connected to Christmas. God’s love is the overwhelming virtue of the season reflected in the gift so freely given to us in Jesus... Continue Reading →

Prayer and Voting – Let’s Do Both Forgive me if I have written this before in my blog.  I remember it was a chilly early November Sunday morning when I was to meet my fourth and fifth grade catechism class at a semi-rural church here in Ohio.  The parish was fairly upper class and the children bright and eager to learn about their... Continue Reading →

And Then He Said: “When we Lose, We Bleed.” Ok: Breather again.  Terry Franconca, the beloved manager of the Cleveland Guardians Major League Baseball Team, is an Aristotelian philosopher of sports.  I’ve always taken something from his interviews with broadcasters, especially as he leaves them scratching their heads and totally flummoxed as to how they might respond.  Francona never cuts competitors at the knees.  There is... Continue Reading →

Praying in Desperate Times

Garden of Gethsemane, Credit: MAF Old Olive Tree, Credit: Inside the Basilica of Gethsemane is the Holy Stone on which Christ is said to have wept and sweated “droplets of blood” in his acute agony for what was to happen to him and the movement of faith he had begun.  Our group has made it... Continue Reading →

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