Shortly before World War II began, a clergyman around 60 years of age would be registered by the office of Chancellor Adolf Hitler as the Nazi gove
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
“God, you are my refuge into eternity.” Those words were allegedly the last spoken by 21-year-old university student Sophie Scholl before her behea
More than a century ago, local grapevines allegedly required no irrigation, and a hand pump could draw water from a hand-dug well.
The San Joaquin Valley, the southern half of the large flat mountain-bound interior of California, has undergone many changes.
“Today my thoughts / Are swift and cool / As goldfish in / A lily pool.