MANNERS AT THE ROYAL TABLE Luke 14:1-14

Proper 17C September 2, 2007 There was a funeral for an Englishman that lived in the US for most of his adult life, a prizewinner journalist and peace activist. He used to come to the noon service in Spanish, language he mastered. The funeral was not fully formal by any...

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The Lack of Faith of Mother Theresa

The front cover of Time magazine this week present us with a smile-less photo of “the saint of the gutter” with the title -the secret life of Mother Teresa-. I bet that some people thought this was some saucy expose of the private life of Mother Teresa. I confess to...

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God is not nice Luke 12:49-56

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice shows us England in the 1700s. It was a stable society. People knew their place in society’s pecking order. People accepted who they were, which was determined by birth. Because of the bartering of money and titles, marriage was the only possible way out of...

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God is not (principally) a hipster

I Confess I Want Latin In Time Magazine July 30th, 2007 issue an article by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen appeared with this same title as a response to the cry of the liberal catholics about the Pope freeing the use of the before rationed Tridentine Mass, which of course was in...

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Having right answers does not mean knowing God

Constantly we are seeing things. I do not mean hallucinating, although that could also be true. Our culture is one dominated by images, in the 50’s Television became the honored guest at our fragmented and individualized dinner tables. The family gathered around the TV set to eat and watch at...

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