You Want Water? Well, Get a Bucket….

Water Bucket

Water has been big news in Detroit this week.That's because the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has issued shut-off notices to thousands of delinquent customers, who have an average past-due bill exceeding $500.  And in a city facing bankruptcy, more than 90,000 of the 323,900 residents are delinquent in paying their bills.  According to an AP report, the amount of past-due payments exceeds $90 million.But did public sentiment turn against the procrastinators, those who were so d … [Read more...]

Catholic Priest Brings the Spirit of Christmas to Life in Detroit

Santa Claus / Fr. Joseph Marquis

I’m from a family of Christmas-lovers.   My Dad always took us kids downtown to watch the annual Thanksgiving Parade.  Bundled and mittened, my sisters and I shivered anyway in the cold, perched on ladders to peer over the crowd of merry-makers.  And the highlight, of course, was always Santa—his merry ho-ho-ho! thrilling children lining Woodward Avenue along the route which ended with Santa’s climbing to his throne in front of J.L. Hudson’s.Years later, when my own children were small, w … [Read more...]

I’m a Racist? Yeah, Well, Shove Off

Racism

Yesterday over on Facebook, there was a big dust-up because some woman told me I was racist.  What she really meant was:  My skin is white, and I don’t like Obama; hence, I’m obviously a hater.I didn’t take her allegations lightly.  I went ballistic, in fact, shouting (well, typing really loudly) about how I am color-blind but I don’t like this president’s anti-Catholic social policies, his wild-eyed support for abortion and same-sex marriage, his management of the budget crisis, his Obamacar … [Read more...]


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