Risk in the Name of Love

November 2, 2015, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, When my oldest daughter, Madeleine, was six years old, I tried to teach her a story about safety. She had been careless about riding her bike, so that night I told her a story about a little girl who rode her bike…

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Black Lives Matter Part 2

October 26, 2015, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, A few weeks ago I wrote about corporate sin and our inclination as Americans to ignore this dimension of sin as we focus upon individual sin. I also mentioned that Jesus looked carefully at the sinful attitudes of hypocrisy, greed, and hardness…

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Black Lives Matter/All Lives Matter

October 19, 2015, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, In last Tuesday’s Democratic Party Debate, the five candidates for President of the United States were asked a question. “Do Black lives matter, or do all lives matter?” The question was politically charged, for the Black Lives Matter movement insists that only…

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Columbus Day

October 12, 2015, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Today is Columbus Day, but it isn’t politically correct to honor Christopher Columbus anymore. He and the Europeans who followed started a process of genocide of native Americans. Some of this was unintentional as Europeans unwittingly introduced various diseases into native societies.…

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Corporate Sin and School Shootings

October 5, 2015, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Sin has two natures. They are individual sin and corporate sin. In America we understand individual sin. Just as our Constitution proclaims that human rights are a gift from God to his people, God in turn expects us to be responsible in…

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Pope Francis and Cursillo

September 28, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Pope Francis’ visit to the United States had enormous impact upon our country. The cable news stations carried the visit to the near exclusion of all other news. Suddenly Christianity has our nation’s attention. A life with Jesus is now important. You…

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