News & the Good News

Occasional reflections, in text and audio, on current events in the light of the gospel.

A Greater Calling, A More Challenging Task

September 27, 2021  A decade ago, our Bishop spoke of an encounter he had during a visit to a distant congregation whose small city had made the news over some divisive issue. I think the Bishop later related this to us here at St. Paul’s...

Essentials For Living! Sports...and Art and Music!

June 1, 2021 When we think of news, we probably don’t think of sports. But much of the news we get is devoted to sports, a great multitude of sports, amateur and professional, scores, profiles of players, management changes, and, of course...

Creativity On The Run

March 22, 2021 According to some reports, the countryside may soon be the place where creative artists flourish. The reason is simple. Cities are just too expensive. The cost of living in New York City is twice the average cost of living...

What Bliss!

February 23, 2021 'What do you know about bliss?' someone asked me. Before I could answer, he explained that he was talking about a recently released movie.  He was not asking me about the emotional, spiritual state of perfect happiness or...

Praise, or Dispraise?

February 15, 2021 There is plenty of dispraise around. Dispraise. Yes, dispraise is a word. It means what it sounds like, though I confess I consulted a dictionary the first time I heard it. It sounded at the time inelegant to me. I...

Love in Challenging Times

February 8, 2021 Valentine's Day is coming soon and romantic love will be the primary love named, celebrated, rekindled, and even pled for ("Will you be my valentine?") on Feburary 14th. Some, rightly, will use the day to thank others for...

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