Surrender or Die!

JMJ God doesn't take prisoners. He gave us free will. This strangely means we can do whatever we want. It also means that we are subject to the outcomes born of our decisions. We are responsible for ourselves, for our families, for our friends, our neighbors, our communities, our nations and our world. This includes … Continue reading Surrender or Die!

What is the Gospel of Christ?

JMJ What is the Gospel of Christ? Some think it a pious book of a man who dreamed of utopia, others know that man to be God and in Him the promise of Heaven, but people who truly begin to understand Christ know that His testimony, His Life, His life's example is a Commandment as … Continue reading What is the Gospel of Christ?

Saint Oscar Romero on the Cancel Culture

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

Lazarus and the American Dream

JMJ "So," you may ask, "what does this have to do with Lazarus?" In the Old Testament, God desires a people. We see Israel rise and fall as one nation. The righteous suffer with wicked through exiles and punishment and the wicked benefit from happier times of abundance when things go well between Israel and … Continue reading Lazarus and the American Dream

Blessed Are The Poor

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

Robin Hood, the Mary Men, & the Maids Marian

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

The Dream of America

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

Liberal Rhetoric Precipitates Attacks on Catholics

(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

The Promise: What Profit a Man?

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?

Spiritual combat? Yes. But Where is the Battle?

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?