Monthly Archives: June 2013

Week of July 7, 2013

I heard on the news this morning (6/28/13) that the United States Senate has passed an immigration reform bill. The House of Representatives now take up the issue. Recently the Missouri Catholic Conference mailed out information about immigration reform. At times I hear people talk about the separation of church and state. This separation does […]

Week of June 30, 2013

Below is a wonderful prayer by the late Fr. Pedro Arrupe. Fall in Love Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in […]

Week of June 23, 2013

June 10th through the 14th Mary Kay Ryan put on her last Vacation Bible School. It was fun to watch the kids get into the whole process and interesting to see how much they learned in that amount of time. Many people come together to make this event happen. I am grateful to all of […]

Week of June 16, 2013

The beginning of the editorial that I put in my column last week certainly raised some interest among parishioners…not all of it good. I do appreciate the feedback people gave me, both positive and negative. Some of you were wondering if I had lost my mind (a point that can be argued for many reasons). […]

Week of June 9, 2013

Below is the beginning of an editorial published in America Magazine. I will continue to reprint the rest of the editorial over the next couple of weeks. Plagued by rising levels of violent crime, in the autumn of 1976 the District of Columbia enacted one of the nation’s toughest gun control laws. The law effectively […]