Monthly Archives: January 2020

Flames of Dialogue

Last month the George W. Bush presidential library declassified a secret letter Bush received from Pope John Paul II in 2003. The papal letter contains no surprises, according to Paul Moses, contributing editor to Commonweal magazine. The Pontiff strenuously objected … Continue reading

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Air Force Dreaming

In my dream, I am in an Air Force dormitory room surveying my clutter. My clothing is strewn around the floor and black socks and white boxers tumble out dresser drawers. I am anxious because this is the day I … Continue reading

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War is Peace.

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FDR and Other Magi

Here it is again. I’ve told this story many times and I can’t resist telling it each year at Epiphany. It helps me understand the awe that must have been generated by the three magi when they traversed rural Palestine … Continue reading

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