Monthly Archives: August 2008

Reality Check: the challenge of belief

Every now and then I watch religious programming on television.  Sometimes this is amusing, sometimes frightening, often disappointing, occasionally uplifting.  I have a problem with a Christianity that is terminally cheerful, one that says, “Leave your brains at the door, … Continue reading

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Abundant Sharing: 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Every Sunday after Mass and every Thursday night study session we have “manna from Heaven”.  There is no sign-up list for refreshments, but every week, something yummy appears for us to snack on.  It really is like manna because the … Continue reading

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God and Politics: Beyond the Republican Party

Every now and then, after seeing a political sign on the house, someone says, “Well, Father, you have a right to your opinion about the election, but you shouldn’t mix your religion and your politics.” I do not respond well … Continue reading

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Pride, Prejudice, Recycling

This is an article I wrote that was published in August 2008. –Fr. Michel      At the end of June,  a group of ten parishioners and myself went down to Columbus, Ohio to march in the Pride parade and to … Continue reading

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