December 28, 2018 @ 1:40 PM
The Catholic Church has come under increasing pressure from horrific scandals. It is completely understandable that so many people shy away from church or just want to get out and leave. The cover-ups initiated and then perpetuated by the leaders of the church tend to drive people away or, if they have left, keep them away. The good that the Catholic Church has done and is doing becomes unrecognizable or lost in all the negativity and the result is that the Catholic Church is subject to scathing criticism, dislike and is experiencing an increase in the “nones.”
Never mind that the Catholic Church has always been, is and will be in the future the advocate for human well-being. &.........
December 14, 2018 @ 6:05 AM
I truly believe that the real experts on grief are people who have survived the loss of a loved one or loved ones and then seek to help others who have similar experiences. Unfortunately, I am one such person. When I was 25 years old I lost my 5-year-old Son, Denny Jr., to leukemia on the morning of 25 December 1967. Yes, Christmas morning. Five years later my father, Leo, died of a massive heart attack at the age of 52. He essentially missed my entire adult life as well as his grandchildren’s. I have dearly missed him. Recently, on August 4, 2012 my wife, Mickey, passed in my arms. A sister-in-law said, “it doesn’.........
December 7, 2018 @ 6:06 AM
Innocently wish someone a Merry Christmas and you might get an angry retort such as: I’m not Christian and that offends me! Or you might even get an old fashion Charles Dickens…Bah Humbug! Or, you may get no comment, but just a grumpy smirk! Clearly, your seasonal good wishes didn’t resonate with that person.
I can understand the secular left being upset at Christmastime because it is the longest season of the year that reminds them that America is still a religious country. The secular left wants God out of everything; they especially want Christ out of Christmas. That’s the chance we take when we as Christians say Merry Christmas; we may bump into .........