Remembering Bobby Kennedy and Missing Great Oratory

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Today is the anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy. On Facebook, Bishop Christopher Coyne posted this quote from him:"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents."Something to ponder in a world where extremism is become commonplace.We’ll not see the like of RFK again, to our detriment. I don't say this because I t … [Read more...]

In the Year of Faith, I promised you Poetry!

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When I wrote about our dedicated Year of Faith page last week, I mentioned that you should keep checking back to it every day (or, okay, a couple times a week) to see what new voices were contributing, and I also promised (or threatened) poetry!And today, we have the poet and essayist Sally Thomas musing -- briefly but effectively -- on something we all could stand to do more of -- a habit we might especially try to adopt most particularly and consciously, in this Year of Faith! Check it … [Read more...]

Remembering Bobby Kennedy and Missing Great Oratory

rfk speaking on mlk

Today is the anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy. On Facebook, Bishop Christopher Coyne posted this quote from him:"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents."Something to ponder in a world where extremism is become commonplace.We’ll not see the like of RFK again, to our detriment. I don't say this because I t … [Read more...]


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