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Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living. For he fashioned all things that they might have being; and the creatures of the world are wholesome, and there is not a destructive drug among them nor any domain of the netherworld on earth, for justice […]

O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry, Our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; The walls of gold entomb us, the swords of scorn divide; Take not Thy thunder from us, but take away our pride. From all that terror teaches, from lies of tongue and pen, From […]

Where did secularization go?

Rereading Peter Berger’s classic Rumor of Angels, a publication from the 1970s, the question of the relentless reassertion of religion into world events comes up. When I was ordained, it was assumed that religion was fading and fading fast. Certainly that happened in much of Europe but not elsewhere. Berger rightly believed that fundamentalism would […]

Royal Jesus

Royalty is a hot button issue in Europe because the Church often identified itself with the power and glory of monarchs. Supposedly this was for the protection of religion but in always involved the destruction of religion. It took a long time for the Church and much blood before the simplicity and vulnerability of Christ […]

The Sunday Word…October 19, 2008

The Word… Give to Caesar! Give to God! Ouch! Mass Oct¬† 19 .08 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM!!! Memorial Chapel Confessions before Mass SPECIAL HOT BRUNCH AFTERWARDS +++ Homecoming 2008 Wesleyan University +++ …Fr. Hal Weidner, CO hweidner@wesleyan.edu Good Word: Matthew¬† 22:15 ff. Nothing is more hated than army of occupation. The Romans thought […]