Category Archives: Being a Citizen

Taking an active part in public life, working for the common good ‘in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom.’

Climate, Neighbors, Bogeymen and Responsibility

Last weekend I started re-reading “Laudato si’, on care for our common home,” AKA the “environmental encyclical” and the “Green Encyclical,” by Pope Francis. Calling the 2015 encyclical “green” and “environmental” isn’t mere marketing. But there’s more to “Laudato si’” … Continue reading

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Light Show in Washington; Law and Life; Masks Back On

I’d expected to hear about charisms during Mass this morning. I did, in the Bible readings. But the homily was about why killing innocent people isn’t a good idea, even if it’s legal. And why we should see killing innocent … Continue reading

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Police, I-35W Bridge Collapse and All That

I’ll be talking about police, law enforcement and authority. But this is not a ‘political’ piece. I won’t be demonizing or deifying anyone, or demanding that Congress abolish the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Back in 2007, when part of … Continue reading

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