Honoring Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, As we honor those who have died defending our nation, it is time to recognize that the role of our military in American life has changed. This began with the end of the draft during the Nixon administration. Prior to that time…

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Success and Failure

May 18, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, This month the famous biographer of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough, published a biography of the Wright Brothers. I have read earlier biographies of the Wrights and wondered if this book would be a re-plowing of old ground. Instead I found…

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What is Communication?

May 11, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, What exactly is communication? It is when one person conveys an idea, and others receive it as the originator intended. Feedback is then provided that again transfers concepts back to the originator. In grade school I can remember a game called gossip.…

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Love Casts Out Fear

May 4, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Yesterday’s Epistle from 1 John 4:7-21 speaks of how love casts out fear. We live in an age in which we are plagued by fearful messages that claim you must protect yourself. Here are a few minor ones: 1. In buying a…

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Sickness and Health

April 27, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, For several days I have tangled with a nasty cold. Sleep usually is the best cure, but for some reason I couldn’t get any rest last night. In order to get better I have to take a day, stay at home, and…

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Camp Horstick

April 20, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, There is something special about Christian Formation and Church Camps. Young people can be part of Christian Education in the parish year after year. What is taught can be profound, but it is part of familiar surroundings. Church Camp is not familiar.…

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