Thinking about my Dad

On Father’s Day, I was thinking about my dad. My father died nine years ago. Dad was a good Catholic and a political conservative. Our politics did not align very often, but while we might take opposing viewpoints on whether to be tough on crime, raise taxes, lobby for the latest nuclear power plant, andContinue reading “Thinking about my Dad”

A better kind of politics

Our Saint Francis of Assisi group has been reading Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti. During our February Zoom meeting, we discussed Chapter 5. We’ve all heard the adage “Never discuss politics or religion in polite company.” But in Chapter 5, our fearless Pope Francis mixes both. The chapter’s title is “A better kind of politics”.Continue reading “A better kind of politics”

Relationships, Love, and Charity

Chapter three of Fratelli Tutti, is entitled “Envisaging and Engendering an Open World” and discusses relationships, love, acts of solidarity and service, openness, morality, and universal rights.  Pope Francis makes it clear: We need to move beyond ourselves in order to truly live: No one can experience the true beauty of life without relating toContinue reading “Relationships, Love, and Charity”