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Giving up for Lent

by frkeith

Giving up in Lent  One of the hallmarks of the Season of Lent is what do you give up on? I remember when I was in the Navy there was a guy who used to give up smokes, alcohol, and red meat for lent. On the last day of Lent, at midnight, he would be […]

Armistice Centenary 2018

by frkeith

In the TV Series from the late 90’s to the early 2000’s “The West Wing” there is a conversation the Chief of Staff Leo McGarry has with one of the Airforce Generals discussing the involvement of the Americans in the International Court of Justice. The issue is over War Crimes, and will the Americans allow […]

God is Light Part 1

by frkeith

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty disappointed in the leadership here in this country. We have a dearth of leadership in our Political Leaders, and what is even more disappointing is that we have a lack of leadership in our church. We have seen the recent conviction of the former Catholic Archbishop […]

Empty Tomb future Hope for the World

by frkeith

I don’t know about you, but when I look at the world around us, I say to myself, “really? This is the best we can do as human beings?” There is despondency in the world over our leadership in our state, in our country and in the world. We tread down the vulnerable and the […]

When Doubts Arise

by frkeith

I don’t know about you, but from time to time I have doubts about my faith. Don’t get me wrong, I passionately believe that Jesus is raised from the dead, and therefore the world is changed irrevocably, even though it doesn’t actually look like it. I believe in the Trinity, even though I don’t understand […]

Easter – God Wins

by frkeith

I don’t know about you but one of the very annoying elements of Holy Week and Easter is the plethora of TV shows that have so called experts telling us why the Easter Story is a complete pack of baloney. Nice, and Spiritual, but that’s about it. They speak of the Resurrection going against the […]

Peace, What Peace?

by frkeith

I am a big fan of peace. I don’t really like conflict, I do thrive in the cut and thrust of parish life, but I do really appreciate the opportunity for my wife and I simply to go off somewhere nice and quiet, and get away from it all. The reality is that in our […]

Kindness – Random, or Planned?

by frkeith

I am not sure if you remember the TV show Random Acts of Kindness, or the other similar shows such as Undercover Boss. The latter was really about seeing how the company really worked, but there was the opportunity to reward hard working employees. The other show was about doing some kindness in a random […]

Hope in Death, Hope for Life – The Easter Message

by frkeith

Hi all, Sorry for the seemingly morbid title for this post. This month of March is a strange month for me and my wife. It is the month we celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!! However, it is also the month we remember our son Daniel who died the day before our wedding […]

Regrets – I’ve Had a Few

by frkeith

In Frank Sinatra’s song “I did it My Way” he sings, “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.” It is an interesting reflection on life, but probably one consistent with the man, and I suspect, many of us. I suppose he is flagrantly looking life in the face and saying, […]