Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.


Cover of Boys Town ‎"What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.

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The evil one and his works


The past week offered up some  shock and dismay, with the mess in Oslo. The more I hear about it on the news the more one has to consider what evil is going on in this world. I know many do not believe in a active devil, one that plays a part in our daily … Continue reading The evil one and his works

Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?


http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/lent-2011-are-you-ready-for-it/ Image via Wikipedia With Lent here, it’s a good time to ask the question, “Are you ready for it?” or an even better question, “Do you understand it?” Lent is a complex time in the Church year, we are depriving ourselves, we are reminded of our mortality yet we are to be preparing for … Continue reading Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?

Immigration reform


Image via Wikipedia One of the many hot topics, both in politics and religion, is immigration reform. From the Arizona law to the US Catholic Bishops from the halls of Congress to the water cooler, everyone is talking about it. It is a hot topic, one that many have an opinion on and one that … Continue reading Immigration reform

Tearful Pope


Image via Wikipedia Tearful Pope... The link to the left is an AP article about the Pope and his heart felt feelings concerning the sex abuse and scandal of the Church. My last blog about the scandal received a few comments, and none very positive. I know that this issue is sensitive at best and … Continue reading Tearful Pope

Tearful Pope


Tearful Pope... The link to the left is an AP article about the Pope and his heart felt feelings concerning the sex abuse and scandal of the Church. My last blog about the scandal received a few comments, and none very positive. I know that this issue is sensitive at best and considered off limits … Continue reading Tearful Pope