January 18, 2021

My Bible reading this morning included Psalm 15. I was so struck by it that I decided to share it with you. Here it is:  Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?     Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,     speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip     or harm their neighbors     or speak evil of their friends…. Read more

January 17, 2021

I don’t do work on Sundays because not working on Sunday is one of the Commandments.  I’ve made exceptions these past weeks because I felt Trump’s egregious behavior has required it.  If someone repeatedly sets fire to your house, you have to stop praying and bail water. If a monstrous evil president repeatedly tries to destroy American democracy, you may have to break the Sabbath to oppose him.  Things are a bit different today. It’s only 0830 and so far… Read more

January 16, 2021

Okies, our all-Republican Congressional delegation, is a bunch of lying seditious scum. They are also evidently half-wit bullies and thugs in their personal behavior toward their colleagues and basic safety rules in the United States Capitol.  The only member of Oklahoma’s all-Republican Congressional delegation who did NOT attempt to overturn the November election and install Donald Trump as a dictator was that ancient mariner of the Senate, James Inhofe.  Senator Inhofe announced on January 5 that he would not support… Read more

January 15, 2021

Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma has apologized to his black constituents for his attempt to overturn the November presidential election and install Donald Trump as a de facto dictator.  Senator Lankford has said that he “didn’t realize” the racism inherent in the actions he and his fellow seditionist senators took by objecting to the electoral votes that pinpoint the states whose elections were decided by a massive turnout of black voters.  Presumably, the senator is unaware of the decades-long,… Read more

January 12, 2021

What do you do if someone you love is trapped in the MAGA cult?  What if your husband, father, mother, daughter, sister, best friend really believes every lie that comes out of Donald’s constantly lying mouth? What if they go to web sites run by people making book on his crazy lies by purveying fantastical conspiracy theories and whipping folks into frenzies of rage and terrified obsession?  What if they sign on to paid websites to get the super secret… Read more

January 4, 2021

Nobody asks if tyranny and dictatorship can survive as a form of government. Despotic government, formed of human weakness and held in place by corruption and fear, comes straight from the depraved heart of our darkest impulses. It is a hydra-headed monster that never ceases to exist and never stops asserting itself, even in the midst of democracies. On the other hand, democracy is seen as a fragile flower of sorts. Everyone accepts that freedom must be guarded, defended and… Read more

December 17, 2020

Happy birthday Papa! Stay well. We need you. Read more

December 16, 2020

Trump has signaled that he intends to carry his fight to overturn the election to Congress. He evidently wants to take a shot at overturning the electoral vote that occurred Monday by challenging that vote when Congress certifies it on January 6.  My family members and I had talked about this. We expected Trump to carry his crazy as far as he could. Sure enough, as soon as the Electoral College elected Joe Biden the 46th President of the United… Read more

December 14, 2020

Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock, Ark, has COVID-19. Bishop Taylor was formerly a priest in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City where he made a strong record of standing for the civil and human rights of immigrants. He was a reliable help when I was trying to pass pro life legislation, and he made a real and creative effort to support work to end violence against women. Bishop Taylor was one of the very first bishops to respond to the… Read more

December 5, 2020

We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person. USCCB, Life and Dignity of the Human Person. Well, they did it again.  The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Catholic Church in California doesn’t have to obey the health and safety regulations that the state has put into effect to stem the… Read more

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