“A man was meant to be doubtful about himself but undoubting about the truth: this has been exactly reversed. ...
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
“There is a certain poetic value, and that a genuine one, in this sense of having missed the full meaning of things.
“ ‘I wish life was not so short,’ he thought. ‘Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.’”
“I would possess a host of lovely things, / But I am poor and such joys may not be.
Few people today remember the magnitude of the so-called “mercy killing” by the National Socialist German Worker’s Party, which created about 15,00