Voting Irregularities

I know what you’re thinking…”Is he really going to step into the milieu of this election? He’s a priest and should stay out of politics and stick to matters of the Faith.” Despite these imagined misgivings, I am indeed jumping into voting fraud and suspicious voting patterns…But then the US presidential elections are not the only elections underway in the world.

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Reading Scripture

I hope you are someone who regularly engages Sacred Scripture, the Bible. And I mean someone who reads, ponders, muses, meditates and wonders about God’s Word. And more than just on Sunday at church. Maybe you are part of a parish Bible study, a small faith group that gets together at someone’s home, or are taking time to know and immerse yourself in the Bible. And don’t worry this post is not recrimination about why you are not doing those things, but just a thought or two about how lucky we are that the Bible is available to us in books, online, audio, and in software that can interconnect Scripture to exegetical and theological dictionaries, books that can help us with Greek and Hebrew, commentaries, and a whole host of other tools. We are lucky that literacy is common in our day. It hasn’t always been that way.

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57 years ago…

It was just a small article in today’s local paper reminding us that 57 years ago on this date in history that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

It is estimated that only 1 in 5 American still living were have memory of the events. I remember vividly where I was when the news arrived that the President had died of his wounds.

May he and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in God’s peace.