News & the Good News

A weekly reflection, in text and audio, on current events in the light of the gospel.

Nothing New Under the Sun?

February 12, 2019   “There is nothing new under the sun” is a saying attributed to King Solomon. It appears in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes as one of the many complaints about the monotony of life. ‘Life is toil’ Solomon says....

Apologize! Say Your Sorry!

February 12, 2019  Apologize!. Say you're sorry! These words, which I associate mainly with my childhood, are making a comeback. Most of us know these words from our early years. Demands for an apology were commonplace on the playground,...

World Cancer Day

February 5, 2019.  Yesterday was World Cancer Day. A chief purpose of having such a day on the World Calendar is to raise awareness of the disease among individuals, and by this to promote early detection. The founders of the day also...

Lists and Bucket Lists

January 22, 2019. Very few us could get through the day, accomplishing what we need to, without making lists. Lists are indispensable for daily living but also, wise people remind us, for becoming better human beings. Scholars remind us...

Plantings of the Lord

January 15, 2019 “They shall be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.” This is how Isaiah describes godly men and women. He likens those who are unwavering in virtue and goodness to the unbending...

Heeding the Call

January 8, 2019 In one week’s time we will be honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,. the great civil rights leader, powerful preacher, and pacifist. His positive role in the struggle for civil rights is undeniable,...

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