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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Travel Lightly

September 21, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, In taking care of our mother’s possessions after her passing from life to death to life again last Monday, my sister and I are amazed at how orderly she was. I have heard stories of surviving children having to labor many hours…

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Faith and the Life to Come

September 15, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, With the passing of my mother, Louise Logan, yesterday from life to death to life again, the age old question surfaces for me. What actually happens when we die? We know of Easter and Jesus’ return as our Risen Lord. He has…

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Labor Day and the Middle Class

September 7, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, On this Labor Day of 2015 we hear much about the plight of the middle class. The Onion, which is a blog and paper that enjoys spoofing the news, recently published an article stating that government, business, and community leaders are frustrated.…

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