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Door is not shut
CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, ReutersA view of a section of the wall separating Mexico and the United States is seen March 7 from Tijuana, Mexico. An Archdiocese of Mexico City editorial condemned Mexican companies wishing to work on the proposed wall being built on the U.S.-Mexico border as

CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters
A view of a section of the wall separating Mexico and the United States is seen March 7 from Tijuana, Mexico. An Archdiocese of Mexico City editorial condemned Mexican companies wishing to work on the proposed wall being built on the U.S.-Mexico border as "traitors" and called on authorities to castigate any company that provides services for fencing off the frontier.

I think we should give President Trump’s administration the benefit of the doubt regarding a pause on immigration from countries producing the most unbalanced individuals wielding knives — and bombs.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Fix schools, don't abandon them
I have a child enrolled in Catholic school. It was a choice my wife and I made based on our experience as children and our desire to have our child surrounded by the Catholic faith. However, I in no way want to take public funds away from public schools.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Enough 'me first'

We can argue that being a good Christian is all about getting to the next life and attaining salvation. Yet, Jesus clearly focused on how we treat each other in this life.


Saturday, March 25, 2017
We miss him
He was so welcoming, never too busy to give us a welcome hug.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Use some sense
The abandonment of common sense is not an American value in seeking justice and liberty for the citizens of both America and of Mexico.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Where was the warrant?
If, as the article states, he was punished “for propagating a theory with insufficient proof,” where was the church’s warrant for jailing people for the crime of bad science?
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Church and science go together
Thank you for quoting Brother Louis de Montfort Nguyen, a monk scientist who teaches a course at Mount Angel Seminary on faith and science: “The Catholic Church isn’t in any way against science.”
Monday, March 13, 2017
Don't rewrite history
I do want to compliment the Catholic Church for its progressive stance on established sciences like evolution during the past 50 years. We’ve come a long way.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
What about men?
Many of the women or girls are being forced into prostitution. One thing that does not seem to be addressed is the men who pay for these services.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
We were one
Those who aligned to protect our Spanish-speaking neighbors were of a broad crossection of traditions, religions, nationalities and political persuasions.
Friday, March 10, 2017
No fear worse
There is no fear worse than being on the streets, alone, on a cold night with nothing but the clothes on your back.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
How to measure?
Let us join with the Holy Father in praying that, under the president’s leadership, “May America’s stature continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need.”
Friday, March 3, 2017
Flaunts safety

Without a witness, there is a possibility of euthanasia. This omission in the Oregon law eviscerates the flaunted safeguards, putting the entire population at risk of exploitation by the medical-industrial-complex, organ traffickers and predatory heirs. 


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Low wages and lack of jobs exacerbate homelessness
If every Catholic parish recruited and organized volunteers to work on the effort and provide outreach, much more progress could be made.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Trip of conversion
It is everything one will ever dream to get in a trip, all at once.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Only connect
We can always try to recognize Christ in others in the hope that others will see Christ in us.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Be intentional
I commend Father Sean Weeks for giving great example for making time to stay fit for God.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Poor metaphor
Rather than regard the rosary as a “sword,” we might indeed look to Mary rather as a model to ponder these things in our hearts, and in praying the rosary, as our catechism suggests, “meditate on the mysteries of Christ.”
Friday, February 17, 2017
A great witness
In the 1970s, Immaculate Heart Catholic School on North Williams Avenue was more than 90 percent African-American. Many were non-Catholic but nonetheless it served as a great witness to the Catholic commitment to racial equality.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
He is treasured
His leadership, his spirit, his energy, his gentle manner, his firm guidance, his deep and robust laughter, and his lifetime commitment to justice and peace have inspired so many people over the years.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
He invites us to engage life more and more deeply

Bob’s whole mode of being has given witness to this message. What needed to be done was always possible in this context. He unhesitatingly set himself to the task at hand.


Saturday, February 11, 2017


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