Category: Catholic

Poverty

The Catholic Church declares this month Poverty Awareness month: https://www.usccb.org/committees/catholic-campaign-human-development/poverty-awareness-month. The call to all Catholics is for “solidarity with the poor.” It is an honorable goal. The site above has information and links to sites where you can take action. A contrarian critical mood has gripped me regarding “solidarity with the poor.” We are the poor. No I am not saying I or you … Read More Poverty

I’m a Catholic who’s struggled with eating disorders. You aren’t alone if you do, too. | America Magazine

I know how isolating eating disorders can be, especially around the holidays. I am here to share some hope with you. — Read on http://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/12/27/catholic-eating-disorder-239589. Posted for at least 1 word press follower…1 is enough, but I know there are more out there suffering anonymously.

Merry Christmas to all, even to….

Yes, even to you the the Jew, the Hindu, or the atheist. Even to you the sinner, the hypocrite, the outcast. To the proud and powerful, Merry Christmas. To the meek, the poor, and hungry, Merry Christmas. And to my brother Christians, may you have a special Merry Christmas filled with grace and peace – and perhaps a little spiritual reckoning for a new … Read More Merry Christmas to all, even to….

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Conquest Opportunity

Pope Franics defined six foundational points for judging the future for the American and African Continents.   Briefly, he less than 60 seconds he enumerated them for us: Reality (Opulence versus loss of human dignity) Generation of Justice (Everyday is a conquest opportunity for everyone) Unconditional Commitment versus a culture of indifference History as a guiding Axis Be God’s people, not God’s elite Solidarity (Fighting … Read More Conquest Opportunity

Demagoguery

The Catholic vote was practically split even between the two candidates. Those that voted for Trump often in private conversations deflect from owning Trump, saying they voted for his policies rather than his personage. A significant portion however, deny reality and accept and passionately support his presidency. Especially Evangelical Christianity. Trump himself has referred to them as idiots. Interestingly, our non-believing genuine Atheists are … Read More Demagoguery

Surrender the Chase

What does it mean to “chase” something?  Is it something you find positive as an adult?  Webster’s dictionary uses several analogies.  The Chase for… Hunting of wild animals, Pursuit of robbers, Frenzied seeking or earnest desire for an object or ideal. Any of these three can ideas present an anticipation of acquiring some pursued affection that we want to possess.  Killing that duck or … Read More Surrender the Chase

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Rock the Faith

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”

Mystic or Cynic?

An open window view over a green backyard bracing for fall. The trees gently sway as I listen to a Catholic audio meditation regarding Lectio-divina. The reader ask me to listen closely to a few lines of scripture. After setting the passage and the scene my eyes close and listen, and a few lines in I hear and pay close attention to the following: … Read More Mystic or Cynic?

Fratelli Tutti & the Catholic Vote

The newest Encyclical Letter FRATELLLI TUTTI of the HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP includes a strong diet of healthy Catholic values like Love of thy neighbor, universal love, truth, kindness, gratuitousness, and forgiveness. Pope Francis provides ample liturgical context and scripture to ground these starting with the parable of the Good Samaritan assisting a stranger on the road followed by multiple … Read More Fratelli Tutti & the Catholic Vote

The Heretical Voter

Objectively my political views lean left in American politics. I have plenty of company among Catholic voters. However, a solid group of the Catholics vote staunchly republican based on two issues: abortion and taxation. Abortion is the high moral ground vote. Taxation tends to be the selfishly motivated vote. Less taxes paid by the upper middle class and wealthy, less services for the lower … Read More The Heretical Voter

Fool

“He saw himself as an object, very small and distinct like a fly walking on a clear window pain; and it was unmistakably a fool.”  Have you ever felt that way?  Was it ever total and complete degradation leaving you isolated, alone, and perhaps humiliated? I hope not.  I hope so!  I don’t know what to hope for you.  This description above was written by … Read More Fool

Anti-Trump?

New research shows that people that rely on Fox News and conservative media bought into the narrative pushed by Trump in the early weeks of the pandemic and treated COVID 19 less seriously than people who got news from other sources.  This increased their chances of getting COVID, their family’s chances, and our nation’s health.  Not one study – but three studies.   It is … Read More Anti-Trump?

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