The Atonement

The Atonement is about us being one with God.  In fact, a good way to understand the word is – At-One-Ment.  If the word atonement is all about being one with God why do so many people fight about what it means? Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Tau Cross Confessional in the Church of Mary over Minerva, Assisi, Italy

Through my career as a chaplain in the Army I heard more than a few people say: God cannot forgive me.  The people who said this had a wide range of offenses that they believed were unforgivable by God.  There were cases of sexual Continue reading

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Eve and Mary

It is important to remember while studying the Bible that in the New Testament we have a record (sometimes direct and sometimes indirect – today’s example is indirect) of Jesus Continue reading

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Embodiment

Medical Professionals do not always appreciate the insertion of faith into a patient’s care plan.  At the same time, there are members of both the clergy and laity that do not fully appreciate medical professionals – particularly those in the field of mental health.

This is terribly unfortunate and short-sighted.   What does faith have to do with healing?  Continue reading

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Created to Be Loved

A few weeks back I saw on the back of a car a giant window decal that covered the back glass. These are relatively common and are often various sports or other corporate logos.  This one was different.

The decal said – Created to Be Hated.

What a tragic Continue reading

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The Eighth Station – Weep for Your Children

The Eighth Station of the Cross – Jesus Speaks to the Women

Not long ago Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

It is Memorial Day, 2017, and it is raining.  On Memorial Day, 1986 it was raining.  I remember because I was holding the United States Colors as a wreath was laid in honor of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who have given their lives for our country.  We placed the wreath at the grave of Private First Class Milton Olive, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), who, on the 22nd of October 1965 sacrificed his life in an act of incredible gallantry.  His citation reads: Continue reading

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Did She Remember?

It is the 26th of March 2017.  The 4th Sunday of Lent and the day after the celebration of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the day when the Church recognizes the angel coming to Mary and telling her that she would bring Jesus – the Son of God the Father – the Messiah – the Christ – into the world.

In Lent, we turn our eyes to the coming Crucifixion.  For six weeks, Continue reading

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Fight the Good Fight

What is it that makes boxing films so appealing?  Sports films, in general, tend to do well at the box office, but boxing films tend to be real blockbusters.  The answer is rather simple.  We like boxing films because we like to see Continue reading

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Agua Potable – Agua Viva

People typically do not think much of water.  One of the great benefits of living in a western country is a seemingly endless supply of clean water to drink, bath in, Continue reading

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