A Statue of Responsibility?

January 26, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Back in the early to mid-1960’s I remember reading from one of the national weekly magazines, Look, Life, or The Saturday Evening Post, an article that advocated construction of a new statue in San Francisco Bay. It was to complement the Statue…

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The King Legacy

January 19, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, On this observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, it is good to reflect upon what Dr. King accomplished. I remember as a child growing up in Atlanta enjoying going to Lake Spivey. It was a small but pleasant lake that…

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Scapegoating

January 12, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, “But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat.” Leviticus 16:10 Ancient Israel taught us the concept of the scapegoat.…

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Spiritual Poverty

January 5, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, A few years ago in one of Milwaukee’s suburbs a freeway off-ramp was under construction. The authorities closed the ramp as the entire roadbed was receiving new concrete. Someone with a new Mercedes decided the closed ramp was for other people. He…

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A New Year Resolution

December 29, 2014 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, As we anticipate the coming of 2015, it is natural to assess 2014 and to establish goals for 2015. Like millions of Americans I plan to lose weight in 2015. This is usually done by watching the foods I eat and renewed…

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Christmas Glory

December 22, 2014 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Advent is now giving way to Christmas. Churches throughout the Diocese are getting decorated. Christmas trees that were only green are receiving lights and ornaments. Creches are on display. Most of the world knows about Christmas as the season for the birth…

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