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Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes

January 6, 2023


Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes The recent passing of Pope Benedict, his memorials, and burial earlier in January 2023, brought to mind another Catholic prelate, hardly known in the twenty first century. He was however an iconic figure of his age in the sixteenth century, a man of Christian wisdom and strength, someone […]

Social Justice

March 22, 2022


“Social justice” is a phrase bandied about these days, largely by politicians and idealogues of the Left when trying to come to grips with what they believe and espouse. Those of the Right also have their challenges when defining terms like liberty and freedom. Most of these words like justice, freedom, liberty, etc. have lots […]

Some Common Sense

August 19, 2014


I have put aside the Rev. Al Sharpton’s sermons, and tucked my white sheet back into the attic trunk, in the endeavor to make some sense of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. We are dealing here with some basic elements in our culture and society that sometimes get buried in the rancid rhetoric generated by […]

Connecting the Dots

January 22, 2013


A few weeks ago, the night of Jan. 18th I think, I was listening to Bill O’Reilly on the Fox Channel dispute one of his guests on the nature of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The guest basically contended there was no religious expression, thought, or words in either document, and it was […]

Human Rights, Part II

January 9, 2012


Early in December, 2011, at a speech at the International Human Rights Day celebration in Geneva, Switzerland, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTs in the current jargon) people “universal” and criticized nations that criminalize gay behavior or tolerate abuse of gay, bisexual or transgendered people as […]

They Are Endowed By Their Creator With Certain Unalienable Rights…

December 14, 2011


Early in December I attended a conference in Washington DC on human rights. It wasn’t sponsored by the government but by a small college, Alma College, in Michigan founded by the Presbyterians. It was not a political rally or a forum with code words promoting one political agenda over another. It was devoted to the […]