Pope Francis and Moral Justice

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Essay | Comments Off on Pope Francis and Moral Justice

It was one of the strangest sights I had seen in my twenty-four years: Vietnamese nuns in traditional black and white habits riding in the back of a garbage truck.

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Decoration Day

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Essay | Comments Off on Decoration Day

When I was a little boy in eastern Kentucky, the day before Decoration Day was the time when my mother would gather my sisters and me into the family car and return to her parents’ home. The next morning, Decoration Day, she would stop by the local florist and buy a few flowers. Then she would drive us to the cemetary where our relatives were buried. Several of them were veterans.

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