Transforming our Nation

True love is faithful love ~ in God’s love ~ How true is your love?

Flagler Beach Florida sunrise / bob traupman. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE! Well, actually it’s not quite Valentine’s Day yet, but the 14th this year happens to coincide with Ash Wednesday, so I’m greeting you a bit early for all the romantic stuff. On Monday, we’ll begin thinking about Lent by going down to the Big […]

Roe v Wade at 45 ~ Where do you Stand?

Late this past week, multitudes of people from throughout the United States assembled in our nation’s capital to pray and peacefully protest against legalized abortion. It was the forty-fifth such March for Life, which has been held annually to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event raises questions about the approach of a […]

What’s happening to our magnificent Whales and Dolphins?

  Dear Sisters and Brothers, I want to share with you what I wrote to Fifty-some friends on a New Year’s note I sent in lieu of a Christmas card. . . After realizing what our President has done, I’m so anxious about what will happen to the dolphins and whales as the oil companies […]

The Legacy of a martyr ~ What will yours be?

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today, Monday, January, 15, 2018, we honor a great American ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968. On that fateful day, Dr. King was gunned down by an assassin’s bullet while he was leading a strike for sanitation workers.  He inspired […]

Advent Day 2 ~ Swords to plowshares ~ Guns to roses

Monday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, If you’re new to this Advent blog,  I recommend reading Welcome to Advent 2009 to get a sense of why we want to spend four weeks preparing for our Christmas celebration and how it can help you deepen your (our) spirituality whether you are a Catholic […]

Giving Thanks in trying times

New blog post for Thanksgiving Day 2017 How can we celebrate Thanksgiving after a difficult year? Let’s start with this: President James Madison in 1815 was the one who created the tradition of setting aside a day for the people of the United States to Give Thanks to the Creator for the goodness of our […]

The Feast of St Francis of Assisi ~ Share the Journey!

October 4, 2017 ~ The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi There are few in the world, including Muslims, who have not heard of this great, but so simple saint. He’s known often for his friendship with animals, particularly of the Wolf of Gubio whom he tamed .  But today I want to talk with you about an […]