Throughout my childhood and early adolescence, my parents would drive our family to Fresno most Sundays to visit my “Oma.” The name itself symboliz
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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
A fictional lady once visited the post office to buy 50 Christmas-themed stamps. “What denomination?” asked the clerk.
On our national day of thanksgiving, I reluctantly watched a cartoon on the journey of the English émigrés, the pilgrims, who sought religious free
For months I’ve been pondering the nature and effects of power.
I mistook it for a misunderstanding based on poor grammar when I first heard about the controversy over Richard Mourdock, an Indiana Republican can