Category Archives: Current events

Fitting Through the Narrow Gate: Feeding the False Self As A Sign of the Times

Strive to enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And … Continue reading

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The “Protector” Saint of the Mexican Border*

By Larry Peterson Since there is so much discussion about the Mexican border I thought I would share this column I wrote about two months ago. Meet St.Toribio Romo,The Protector of the Mexican Border. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sometime during the early summer … Continue reading

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Americanah, by Chimamamda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah is a tale of two countries, Nigeria and the USA. The protagonist, Ifemelu invites the reader to sit with her at a braiding salon in Newark, New Jersey as she prepares to return to Nigeria after ten years in … Continue reading

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Humility and Pope Francis

This is from the Gospel of Luke; Chapter 9: vs 46-50 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his … Continue reading

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Euthanasia–Celebrating the Destruction of God’s Greatest Gift—Life

IT MAKES SENSE TO ME Euthanasia (aka assisted suicide), is a pathetic concept promoted under the guise of compassion, mercy and kindness. It is no such thing. Euthanasia is not compassionate. It is not merciful. And it is not kind. … Continue reading

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The Bible Has the Best Writing Prompts

by Larry Peterson As a cradle Catholic who went to twelve years of Catholic school “waaaaay” back in the ’50s and ’60s, I can say without hesitation that my education in the Bible and about the Bible and of the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the End

I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn lately, there seems to be some prophetic warning about an impending economic and social collapse coming to America. Secular financial experts are saying it. Evangelical Protestant pastors are saying it. Catholic … Continue reading

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Laudato Si, by Pope Francis

The scientific community, particularly ecologists and economists have praised Pope Francis for his leadership in the discussion of the environment and the dangers of climate change. Laudato Si has addressed scores of topics related to the common good, with a … Continue reading

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The “Shameful Silence” Ignores Evil

“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran theologian in Germany during the reign of Adolf Hitler. His book, The Cost of Discipleship, has become a classic. Focusing on the “Sermon on … Continue reading

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June Round-Up

I have a sneaking suspicion ya’ll think the Round-Up is for a small group of insiders, but you’re wrong! This monthly collection is for all Guild Members who blog. Share your own best, or favorite, post from the prior month, … Continue reading

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