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“Mama Cat” & Saints of Civility

“Mama Cat” is a 55-year-old woman who lives in Ferguson, Missouri.  Following the shooting-death of Michael Brown, she went to the protest lines — not to protest, but to feed those who were protesting.  As the protests ended, she realized that she was … Continue reading

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What is FAIR?

Few — if any of us — can read Mt. 20:1-16 without feeling – “well that isn’t fair!” Those who worked for one hour in the vineyard were paid the same wage as those who worked all day long.  Those … Continue reading

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Keys given can be taken away

Earlier this week I joined two members of our Charter School Board to be interviewed by a member of the State Legislature about our views on education in the State of Louisiana. One of the questions asked was, “What role … Continue reading

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The Church MUST Speak LOUDLY

No ONE is superior to anyone else.  There is no such thing as a being SUPREME to anyone else.  One only “thinks” s/he is a SUPREMACIST. We are all equal in God’s eyes —- there is not black or white, … Continue reading

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When a Church does not embody Jesus

It is often said that “children are a reflection of their parents.”  And, sometimes this is true.  BUT, we all know that — for some reason — it is not always true.  Despite the best efforts of parents — some … Continue reading

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Who is welcome at your table?

We serve them because we are Catholic, not because they are. We serve them — the homeless, the hungry, those seeking education, the ill — not because they are Catholic, but because WE ARE.  This is a paraphrase of a … Continue reading

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The Church must LIVE Pentecost and not merely remember it!

FEAR is the enemy — not the “secular” world. One thing that no one can ever truthfully say about Pope Francis is that he is afraid of the new or the different!  Beginning with the choice of his papal name, … Continue reading

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