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Scripture tells us we all are sinners

What do you see in common with these inspired texts from both testaments? — 1 Kings 8, 46f and 2 Chronicles 6, 36f: “When they sin against you (for there

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Islands don’t need insurance, but people do

Anglican divine and British poet John Donne said it 500 years ago: “No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of

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Pray and work for human life and social justice

Catholics last November voted 52 percent for Donald Trump and 48 for Hillary Clinton. Contrary to the “fake news” that said Pope Francis endorsed the former because he claimed a

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Anger as a factor in the presidential election

Most of the post-election coverage we have seen began with how unexpected its result was. What happened to the vast polling industry, so sophisticated, so knowledgeable — and so unconnected

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Human dignity outweighs capital gains

It comes easier to a Christian than to an American, but what happens with Christian Americans? When we in the U.S. hear of the United Nations’ Bill of Rights, or

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‘An Interfaith Challenge for Climate Change Action’

The media recently reported that the Earth is hotter than it has been in the last 120,000 years. And no, this report is not the reactive gasp to the hottest

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More to the Bible than Sunday readings

When the fathers of the epochal Vatican Council, 1962-65 went to work on the liturgy, or church prayer, they arranged it that we would be exposed to more of the

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Have I ever mentioned this before?

Years ago Frank Sinatra sang a children’s song, not his usual venue. It featured a “silly old ram.” An optimist, he thought he’d punch a hole in a dam. No

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Those maps of oddly shaped voting districts

How can a political party getting 51 percent of the vote end up legally with five seats in the House of Representatives when the other party got 13? In 2012

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Charity challenged and compassion deprived

Remember that pre-war account of the ocean liner leaving Nazi Germany with many Jewish passengers aboard, how they were fleeing a genocidal tyrant? Once at sea they thought they had