Tag Archives: life issues

More Than a 3-Day Weekend

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It’s equivalent to Dodenherdenking in the Netherlands, or Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations. The holiday’s original purpose was to honor those who have been killed while serving in our nation’s military. That’s still the … Continue reading

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Conservative? Liberal? No: Catholic

My father-in-law has been asked if he’s conservative — or liberal. His answer: “I’m Catholic.” I’d give the same answer. Catholic teachings are quite definite, so it’s possible to peg them on the American political spectrum — as long as … Continue reading

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Deciding Who Dies

Death at a Bible study back in 2015, and at Fort Lauderdale airport last week, has been in the news. It’s probably not as exciting as what glitterati were wearing and saying at the Golden Globe Awards; but I figured … Continue reading

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Hate, Justice, Forgiveness

Islamic centers in California got hate mail recently. At least one of the letters was addressed “To the Children of Satan,” and started with “You muslims [!] are a vile and filthy people….”1 Details are new, but the attitude is … Continue reading

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