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Roots of the Jewish wedding feast: Welcoming Christ
 Used with permission —Tomie dePaola/Simon and Schuster
Tomie dePaola’s depiction of the wise and foolish virgins.
 Used with permission —Tomie dePaola/Simon and Schuster
Tomie dePaola’s depiction of the wise and foolish virgins.
Why, I wondered, were there 20 virgins standing around in the middle of the night waiting for the bridegroom? Why did they need lamps, and why did they not know when he was coming? And where was the bride? This sounds like someone’s horrible planning blunder. Having been a bridesmaid in seven weddings in the last year, I can tell you this would not fly in modern America.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Prisoners dilemma
Here is an editorial titled "Prisoners dilemma" from the Aug. 4-11 issue of America, a national Catholic weekly magazine.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Who says social media can't lead to inspiring events?
On recent Sundays in Detroit, St. Joseph Church, Sweetest Heart of Mary Church and a few other parishes, were hosts to mob visitors. The flood of bodies are part of the Detroit Mass Mob movement, which began on social media as a local take on a similar volunteer effort in Buffalo, N.Y. Thom Mann, an organizer of the movement, said the purpose is to highlight the city’s historic churches.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Longing for dog days
What a wretched summer this is turning out to be: Gaza civilian casualties, Malaysian Air shoot-down, the drought, Western wildfires. What’s next — locusts?
Friday, August 1, 2014
Fatherhood requires selflessness modeled on Christ's
SALEM — In my nine years of being a father, some of the most meaningful and thought-provoking books I have read about fatherhood were written for priests.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
It's about the water
Does anyone hereabouts believe that we can safeguard our water in the face of overwhelming political pressure from people in Las Vegas and Southern California demanding our water to sprinkle their lawns and fill their pools?
Monday, July 21, 2014
Pope showed it's about healing
In true pastoral fashion, Pope Francis also offered hope for healing; hope for light out of darkness.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Thomas More and fatherhood
It is precisely receiving son-ship as a gift from God that allows a man to fully find himself and make a sincere gift of himself in fatherhood.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Crisis in U.S. result of Central American crime
Some are blaming the president for this mess, but that is just a politically expedient answer, not one based on the facts.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Let Iraq figure it out
Rather than trickling the revenues down to rural areas where chronically unemployed former Saddam loyalists could begin rebuilding their war-damaged communities, Baghdad functionaries spent $4 billion to buy a fleet of F-16 fighters from America, among other excesses.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Don't treat them like crooks
The church, so heavily invested in education and social welfare in Central America, could be a primary consultant on achieving the common good.
Friday, July 4, 2014
FIFA deserves red card
FIFA and Brazil both get red cards this year. They have lost the ball for prioritizing corporate greed over the good of the Brazilian people.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
St. John XXIII, Good News
St. John XXIII has gone down in history as the ordinary man who astonished the world, by launching the Catholic Church into one of its most momentous epochs by calling the Second Vatican Council. But, according to his aide, to describe Pope John all you need to say is: “Two eyes and a smile, innocence and goodness.”
Monday, June 23, 2014
The tide is turning on the death penalty
Good news! Fewer people want to kill people for killing people. If that sounds circuitous, it is. So much has been written on the subject, and yet some people continue to lack the will or the strength or courage to abandon the belief that killing someone legally makes it right or at the very least "acceptable."
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Human dignity even for murderers? Yep!
It's not easy to offer human dignity to a murderer. Murderers kill people; they rape and strangle children. They are disreputable, disagreeable, violent and nasty. They do not belong in society. But neither do they deserve to be wantonly killed. Despite it all, they deserve the right to human dignity.


Saturday, June 21, 2014
Crying for peace in a culture of war
I was a war baby, a Cold War kid; I thrilled reading about Sabre jets mauling MiGs over Korea, spent part of the Vietnam War in uniform, lamented the unwise and unfounded attack on Iraq and prayed for a quicker end to our Afghanistan adventure.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Winning peace and providing a safe future
War not only kills enemy combatants, but it is also responsible for collateral damage, and that can include and has included people who are definitely in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Patience, people: A papal approach to social media
Curiosity is a great attribute, although it can have its dark side. The cliche "curiosity killed the cat" warns of the dangers of venturing too far into the unknown. But think of how our lives would be if humans weren't curious: How many inventions, discoveries or causes wouldn't have happened?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Pray over this
The ultimate success of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Holy Land will be gauged on what happens next in this much fought-over part of the world.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Use, don't use up
Pope Francis affirmed last month what Pope Benedict consistently taught: We have a deep responsibility for creation. It’s not property to be ruled over at will, Pope Francis said. It is to be cared for and used for the benefit of all.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Climate change is church's No. 1 pro-life issue
If there is a certain wisdom in the pro-life assertion that other rights become meaningless if the right to life is not upheld, then it is reasonable to assert that the right to life has little meaning if the earth is destroyed to the point where life becomes unsustainable.
Thursday, June 5, 2014


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