Monthly Archives: June 2020

Home Again

This afternoon I returned to Mount Irenaeus for the first time in over three months. It’s been the longest absence in the past twenty plus years of my life. It was Sunday March 8, 2020 when I last walked the … Continue reading

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Are you an antiracist?

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent! A must read for anyone who’s serious about understanding America’s original sin. The author pulls no punches … Continue reading

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By their wounds we are healed

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely incredible book about the crime of racism in America. The book is scholarly and full of references. This is one of the most … Continue reading

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America’s Original Sin

I’ve been reading James Cone’s, The Cross and the Lynching Tree.” It’s a powerful book and one that everyone in the United States ought to read. I thought I knew how much black folks had suffered but I really had … Continue reading

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There must be a better way

Last night a man in Buffalo New York was brutalized by the police. He’s a man with a long history of peacemaking and peaceful protest. He was standing on a sidewalk attempting to peacefully engage police officers when one of … Continue reading

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I continue to pray

I was up early this morning and following a shower I dressed and went for a walk. I carry the rosary while I walk and begin each day saying at least one complete Franciscan Crown Rosary. Today I prayed for … Continue reading

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A comic genius

There’s a lot to be concerned about if you’re a citizen of the United States. We’re embroiled in a global pandemic. One hundred and seven thousand of our citizen have died and one million eight hundred thousand are infected with … Continue reading

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The making of man

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah My rating: 5 of 5 stars An incredible book about an exceptional young man who overcame tremendous adversity to become a comedian without peer. This is a powerful … Continue reading

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Shelter Us

This has been an apocalyptic day in an apocalyptic time. We have had nearly a week of looting and rioting following the murder of an innocent black man by police in Minneapolis. The country and world are enduring a pandemic … Continue reading

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