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Turning Pioneers into leaders

Turning Pioneers into leaders

If you are anything like me, you may experience times when you and your kids are as much roommates as family.  Schedules become busy in a hurry between school, activities,…

Christians and Politics

Christians and Politics

As Christians we are often cautioned to stay away from politics.  How can we?  Traditionally, throughout history, the Church has tried to live in peace with the political establishment, side…

Saints

Saints

There is a long history of the Church naming some individuals who lived exemplary lives saints. All Christians (even non-Catholics) claim numerous saints. Contrary to many people, the Church does…

Teaching season

Teaching season

The fall is a time when teaching is in season, not only in our schools, but in our churches. Most of our churches begin religious education in September, and offer…

Human dignity

Human dignity

Who are we as humans and what difference does it make how we understand ourselves? How does the Church’s view of us differ from the current world view dished out…

Truck Routes Chapter II, Is it legal?

Truck Routes Chapter II,  Is it legal?

Heavy trucks can have a significant impact on local roads and thus many Townships, like Grant create Truck Routes. These restrictions help alleviate some issues such as protecting the integrity…

Changing focus

Changing focus

In the fifty some years since the Vatican II Council there has been a great emphasis on ecumenism. Dialogue among Christians of all faiths has increased and a new respect…

Love changes everything

Love changes everything

Many years ago Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney starred in a wonderful movie, “Boys Town”. In this classic about the founding of Boys Town by Father Flannigan there is a…

What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking?

I recently had several Eggplants given to me and prepared them for us.  They were so good that I will give you this recipe and hope that you will love…

Distracted?

Distracted?

In our lives as disciples of Jesus it is easy to get sidetracked.  We often are confronted with historical issues such as the Crusades, the Protestant Reformation, the Spanish Inquisition,…