If it was right and just in 1964 for President Lyndon Johnson to sign the civil rights act, following upon the courageous witness of Martin L. King, then it is only right and just now that the unborn should be the beneficiaries of civil rights legislation to recognize and protect their personhood and dignity.
It was unjust to deny civill rights and liberties to racial minorities in decades in the past. It remains unjust to deny civil rights, the dignity of personhood, and protection…Continue
Dear Brother Knights:
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!
There are many things for which each of us should be thankful. Take a moment today to study your heart and soul and recall your blessings and gifts which come from God. And then, make sure that you are a source of blessing and Thanksgiving for others.
Fr. Bill Reynolds
Iowa Knights of…Continue
I distinctly remember 40 years ago today—the day before Thanksgiving—November 26, 1975. My mother had died in June of that year, and I was in what would become my last year of work before leaving teaching to enter the seminary. After leaving school I began to drive to our family home in Oxford. There was a terrible snowstorm, and roads and snow removal were not what we know them to be today.…Continue
This was not the homily from last weekend, but is a reflection after the weekend, incorporating part of the weekend homily. —Father Bill Reynolds, State Chaplain, Iowa Knights of Columbus
Both our passages from Daniel and from Mark’s gospel this week are examples of apocalyptic images. Sometimes in the scriptures it seems like the author was writing while in the midst of a bad experience on illegal drugs.
Often cosmic images are employed, as indeed the…Continue