JMJ Saint Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, canonized a Saint by Pope Francis 14 October 2018, served his people and God during a time of great political strife in El Salvador. He led a persecuted Church under an oppressive regime. The people of El Slavador were caught in a violent conflict between right- and … Continue reading Saint Oscar Romero on the Cancel Culture
JMJI remember hearing a man from South America talk about economic and American exploitation of his country. American ( and other nations) predatory, even imperialistic economic practices in the third world have created a plethora of corrupt, petty, client states. However, this blog is not about geo-econo-politics, but rather a paradigm of wealthy nations, in … Continue reading Lazarus and the American Dream
JMJ People. Refugees are people. The poor are people. the hungry are people. "Illegal aliens" are people. Undocumented immigrants are people. Words like "refugee, poor, hungry, illegal (as if a person by nature of standing on the Earth may be deemed "illegal"), undocumented" are statements of under which these souls live, not an identification of … Continue reading Blessed Are The Poor
JMJ The infighting between so called conservative and liberal Catholics must stop. Traditional Latin Mass and Novus Ordo must come together as one Church. The Mass said in Latin, English, Spanish, Polish, German, Chinese, French, Swahili, Japanese. . .is the Mass. We are Catholics and we, at this time in History, have greater threats to … Continue reading Robin Hood, the Mary Men, & the Maids Marian
JMJ America is a nation founded on principles we have yet to realize. Our Constitution, the noble words that make it up were written by imperfect men who knew the world could be a better place but failed in execution. The coming of age of our Republic and the flowering of the ideas that define … Continue reading The Dream of America
(Letter to the Editor: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman, Montana, 25 July 2020) JMJ Recently, hateful rhetoric of extremist groups, citing systemic injustices against minorities as pretext to transcend the law and attack anything contrary to their own world view, has precipitated a spate of attacks on the Catholic Church. Justifying their intolerance of alternative views … Continue reading Liberal Rhetoric Precipitates Attacks on Catholics
JMJ I will restore our great nation, these United States, to its former glory and bring honor back to the Office of President.I will guarantee free healthcare to all citizens.I will give government jobs to all who desire them.I will bring home our soldiers and end all wars.I will reform public schools, institute free college, … Continue reading The Promise: What Profit a Man?
JMJ There is much talk today of spiritual combat and things such as prayer warriors. I do not dispute the basic principle of this, but I must ask: Where is the battle? There is no real battle. Only the question: Which side are you on? A battle implies an unknown outcome. A battle suggests a struggle … Continue reading Spiritual combat? Yes. But Where is the Battle?
JMJ Aaah, Lent. Time to take stock. Time to stop, pause, and perhaps indulge ourselves in a bit of. . .honesty. I am not predisposed to the morbid or licentious descriptive writing so I will use gossip as my primary example on this brief discussion on vice and sin. It does not take much imagination … Continue reading Those Things in Which We Delight
JMJ I have often been accused of being "formal" in my dealings with people who are close to me. This is most likely true and I offer no defense. Such formality seems to place those who are close to us at a distance and may even seem "cold" and "reserved." By this accusation, I am … Continue reading Etiquette or Hypocrisy?