Category Archives: Commemoration/Celebration

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | June 29, 2020

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Not just passionate words spoken by Patrick Henry over two hundred years ago, but a declaration that being enslaved was not an option for him. After the significant limitations on our freedoms during… Read More

Memorial Day – 2020

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | May 18, 2020

How can we honor those who gave their lives in the service of their fellow countrymen and countrywomen? I think President Abraham Lincoln gave the best answer to THAT question in his Gettysburg Address Four score and seven years ago… Read More

Eternal Life Instead of Everlasting Death

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | April 06, 2020

My Dear Christian Brothers and Sisters, We were planning to meet together in our respective churches this week and commemorate what we have received: eternal life instead of everlasting death.  We are instead experiencing a hands-on workshop displaying to us… Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2020

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | March 09, 2020

Corned beef and cabbage, parades, green beer, and smiles everywhere, who wouldn’t love St. Patrick’s Day?  But who was St. Patrick? Traditional history records that Patrick was born to Roman parents circa 387 in the imperial province of Britannia of… Read More

Salute to President Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | February 11, 2020

Warren Gamaliel Harding, the 29th President of the United States of America, was born on November 2, 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio (about 12 miles west of Mansfield).  He was the oldest of eight children.  His father was a farmer… Read More

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day (2020)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | January 14, 2020

From the text of the I Have a Dream  speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, August 28, 1963: “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we… Read More

Behold, I Make All Things New

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 30, 2019

“And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” Rev 21:5 KJV The following are the words of C. H. Spurgeon on January 1, 1885 “This is the first day of a new year, and… Read More

The Scariest Scenario: To Be Counted Among the MANY (Re-visited 2019)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | October 21, 2019

While attending a funeral Mass this month, the topic of this previous post came to mind and I thought it appropriate to revisit it. What could be the scariest story that I could relate to you on this Halloween Week?… Read More