Tag Archives: civilization of love

World Day of Peace, 2019

For two dozen centuries, at least, a few folks have said that peace is a good idea. Many others have agreed. Making peace a practical reality has remained an elusive goal. But I think we’re closer to it than when … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peace: Optional

We’ll be hearing Luke 2:1–14 during the Christmas Mass During the Night. The first half leads with A-list VIPs. The second starts with folks at the other end of society’s ladder. I’ll be talking about VIPs, shepherds and status. Also … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homer, Hegel, History and Hope

Folks who saw virtue in unquestioning devotion to established values didn’t like the 1960s. No institution, custom or belief seemed safe from scrutiny. Even the idea of progress — a cherished heirloom from the Age of Enlightenment — was challenged, … Continue reading

Posted in discursive detours | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

God, Love and Clouds

Today’s Gospel, Mark 9:2 through 10, describes the Transfiguration. I’ll be talking about that. Partly. Also Peter, perceptions, and laundry detergent. It seems like a better idea than getting upset that not everybody calls the second Sunday in Lent “Transfiguration … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments