Monthly Archives: April 2014

Earthday and stewardship

In the United States, today is recognized as “Earth day”. While it is not a religious holiday, it is a day that illustrates the intersection of religion and the public sector. In Theodore Roosevelt’s day, it was simply called, “conservation”. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What’s in a word?

In the English speaking world this day is called, “Good Friday”, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth was killed by the Roman troops led by the procurator, Pontius Pilate in occupied Jerusalem during the season of Passover. For Christians … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Another case of a person’s impact on their society

Cesar Chavez organized the United Farmworkers’ Union. He is said to have been inspired by his priest who taught him G_d’s desire for social justice. Chavez himself voluntarily embraced a life of poverty and non-violence. Chavez was a person of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How did such a simple idea get so confused?

For Christians, this is Holy Week. Major observances of the Christian calendar such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday as well as Easter Day services occur on this week. It is the week of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Reminder from Ben Franklin

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles J. Chaput, reminds us in a recent article in the journal, First Things that Benjamin Franklin, at the age of 81, addressed the constitutional convention then meeting in Philadelphia of the immutable truth … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Resistance is not futile

Sometimes it is necessary for people of faith are called to resist even their own governments. That is when religion and the public sector come into conflict. One example of that occurred in Germany during the second World War. Dietrich … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Earth, Public Policy and Stewardship

I was reading in my denominational newsletter on faith and the care of the earth that it might be a good day to take a walk outside to appreciate the wonders of creation. While that is always true, it might … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment