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There are more important languages to learn than Latin


This past Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Easter of 2013 saw a debate between an orthodox conservative and an avowed liberal. The conservative discussed a fellow parishioner who had kneeled while taking the blood of Christ, and had asked for the blessed chalice before in a complete kneeling state.      This did not seem to … Continue reading

We need to define what life is to follow our Declaration of Independence Part 1


The collectors of the temple tax approached Peter asking, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” Peter replied, “Yes.” Jesus asked him, “What is your opinion, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth tax, from their subjects or from foreigners?” Peter replied, “From foreigners,” Jesus replied, “The subjects are exempt.” Matthew 17:24 Jesus … Continue reading

Molly writes about Beth Erev


There is a new writer in Reno. This new writer, a Molly Maguire McGill manages to mix an interesting mash of Romance, religion, nostalgia, and politics. In her novel, “A Sappy Piece of Crap,” of all titles, she points to the poverty and despair, which grips a sizable percentage of our population, and shows how … Continue reading

There is a great new writer in Reno Nevada


There is a new writer in Reno. This new writer, a Molly Maguire McGill manages to mix an interesting mash of Romance, religion, nostalgia, and politics. A Hope for a Different Future is a Coming of Age novel with an interesting spin. Molly Maguire McGill stars in this novel as a woman transported back in … Continue reading

Creation in Genesis relates the fight between Shalom and Violence


Genesis 1 starts with a grand portrait of the creation of the world. This portrait beings with God saying, “וַיְהִי-אוֹר “.יְהִי אוֹר “Be light, was light.” The big question is, “What color was the light?” “The Joy of the painter Bob Ross the Nicene Creed and I believe in One God Creator,” relates how the … Continue reading

The Eucharist and Baby Jesus as Christmas Day Mass


This Christmas we went to Mid-night Mass at our Cathedral in Reno Nevada and heard our Bishop Calvo give an excellent homily, as he always gives. This writer did not think it possible to give such an excellent homily. In the morning, Father Joseph Kim gave the Christmas Daytime Mass and showed everyone considering the … Continue reading

Letters from Antioch, Learning to see


Salvador asked us, “Try sitting in a room sometime and doing nothing. You will hear noises that you did not notice before. This is because you now have time to hear them. The landscaping that professionals spent thousands of dollars installing along the side of the road are a thing of beauty to those who … Continue reading

Letters from Antioch Of Timber wolves and coyotes


There was a scholar of the law from the University who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Salvador said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” The scholar replied, “You shall love the Personal Name, your Mighty Savior, with … Continue reading

Letters from Antioch Salvador sends out 72


Salvador appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. This was one person sent out for each year between the founding of the American Constitution and the year Abraham Lincoln first took office. It is also one person sent out for each Senator … Continue reading

Letters from Antioch, Salvador’s dream for Echumenism and brotherhood


Curtis barged into Salvador’s discussion about redwoods and shouted, “Salvador, we saw some clown out there, and he was actually preaching and healing in your name. Boy we really got on his case.” He did this fully expecting an atta boy. That is not what he received. What Salvador instead told him was, “Have you … Continue reading

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