Transforming our Nation

The Courage of the Signers ~ Where is our Courage?

Dear Friends, On  July 4, 1776, the men, and their families supporting them published the sacred document, the Declaration of Independence, that created this country.  At its conclusion, they said: FOR THE SUPPORT OF THIS DECLARATION WITH A FIRM RELIANCE ON THE PROTECTION OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE WE MUTUALLY PLEDGE OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES AND OUR […]

Are We Re-birthing America today?

Dear Friends, the boy in the image above was reading the Declaration of Independence emblazoned on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial when I visited there in October 2007.  He represents our future. Keith Carradine wrote and published this song below eight years ago. I still identify with every one of his sentiments today. I […]

A Prayer for the Fourth of July

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This is an actual image of one of the four panels of the words of Thomas Jefferson emblazoned upon the walls of perhaps America’s most sacred shrine, the Jefferson Memorial. The image was taken in October 2007 on my first pilgrimage to pray for our country’s transformation. As I offer my thoughts, […]

Monday of Holy Week ~ Jesus and Mary’s extravagant love

Monday of Holy Week ~ April 10, 2017 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made […]

About Presidents and security and . . . You never know . . .

Today is Presidents’ Day.  It’s always celebrated on the third Monday of February, but it originally was meant to mark George Washington’s birthday on the 22nd. It’s come to honor all presidents, past and present. We’ve had some great ones, and some turkeys too, as some of us of various political persuasion will argue over […]

Roe v Wade 44 years later

I’d like to follow up yesterday’s blog on a Nine Days of Prayer for Life with two stories I found today on the online Catholic news site Crux. The first one has some very good news . . . . According to a new Marist College/Knights of Columbus poll, a strong majority of Americans and […]

Nine days of Prayer for Life

  Nine Days of Prayer for Life I always publish this blog near the time of the anniversary of  Roe v. Wade. And I always have this to say . . .  . Let us stand down, stop the condemning and judging and seek light and understanding, forgiveness and wholeness, kindness and compassion for the young […]