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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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What A Life

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  • St. Ignatius on the way to his death encourages an Asian community.

    A few weeks ago, I mentioned that St. Ignatius of Antioch wrote seven letters to various churches while he was in chains on his way to his death in the Roman Coliseum. The following is part of the letter he wrote to the Trallians in Asia.

  • If we don’t learn a lesson from Las Vegas, we will experience many more shootings

    Americans are still trying to make sense of the worst mass shootings in modern day US history. Using 23 automatic rifles, Stephen Paddock killed 58 innocent human beings and wounded almost 500 others. From his 32nd floor window at a Las Vegas hotel, Paddock needed less than 12 minutes to carry out his carnage of the concert-goers below.

  • Be focused on where you are going in this life and the next

    Sometimes we have to look at growing old from a humorous side. The following-edited article is called, “Just Thinking.”Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that at my age, I don’t care about many things. For example, if walking is good for your health, the mail person would be immortal.

  • An unknown author’s reflection on the “Golden Years,” the Winter of Life

    The following-edited article was written by an unknown author entitled, “And then it is Winter.”Time has a way of moving quickly and catching us unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that we were young, just married and embarking on our new life with our mate.Yet, it seems like eons ago. I wonder where all the years went.

  • Conversion is possible for everyone, even members of the Ku Klux Klan

    Shortly after the Charlottesville happenings, a news report came out linking a Catholic priest to the Ku Klux Klan.A friend of mine heard the TV news report that a Catholic priest was a member of the KKK. She only heard part of the news so she asked me if I knew anything about the priest. I didn’t know anything but I was willing to do some research.Overall, I believe the media does not try to invent fake news.

  • Ignatius both encourages and says goodbye to Polycarp and his people

    We continue with St. Ignatius of Antioch’ letter to Bishop Polycarp on his way to martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum.“We must not neglect widows. Be, after the Lord, their protector and friend.

  • St. Ignatius’ letters help us to understand how the early church functioned

    St. Ignatius of Antioch, Syria, was a second generation Christian. He is also known as Ignatius Theophorus (Greek for God-bearer).

  • Jesus’ commandment: Love one another as I have loved you

    Two weekends ago, citizens in our country and around the world experienced something that we thought was in our past: torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans at the citizens of Charlottesville, VA; a car driven by a Nazi sympathizer killing one person and seriously injuring 19 others; people carrying Nazi flags and giving the Nazi salute.We saw angry white men armed with bats and submachine guns wanting to go back to the days when one person could own another. I...

  • Trump’s plan for immigrants goes against our Judeo-Christian Heritage

    President Donald Trump recently supported legislation that would reduce the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.This goes against the words printed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”This proposed change not only goes against ever...

  • Various colors have deep meaning both in roses and in liturgical celebrations

    In November 1986, Congress designated the rose as the National Floral Emblem of the United States.Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and are often fragrant.Due to its beautiful and unique characteristics, the rose has developed ancient symbolic meanings throughout human history. The rose has inspired people over the ages to develop a language of roses ...

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