A fictional little boy who was being punished studied his mother with fascination. Finally he asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, mom?”
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
Did you hear about the student whose mother had bought him a really cheap dictionary app for his smartphone?
The talented musician, Ludwig, wanted little to do with the Catholic Church or its priests, which isn’t completely surprising.
I had parked illegally in downtown Fresno on Memorial Day, but I hoped a 10-minute stop to hunt urban beauty with my camera would be safe enough.
“Grant misery to me, my Lord and my God,” my mother prayed repeatedly Thursday morning.