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Reach Out Challenge

One-Minute read. Serving in the military can be stressful and lonely, so most service members love getting mail from loved ones and strangers alike. Accept the Everything Holy July Reach Out Challenge!

1968 Holy Week Riots in Kansas City, Missouri

10-minute read. April 4, 1968, was a normal workday for me, starting at 8 a.m. and ending around 5:30 p.m. when I would rush in the door and plop down in front of the television for the evening news. At 6:01 p.m. that evening, the world changed for many in America and was on the verge of changing for me.

Taking Pride – a personal reflection

Two-minute read. For me, Pride Month is about celebrating the grand diversity that God has created in humanity. Pride is a consciousness of the dignity that each of us possesses as a beloved creation of God. It is this particular sense of the word that is meant when we talk about this month celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

The Fall and Rise of St. Margaret’s

Four-minute read. I saw it coming in 2014, the closing of my Home church. And here it was being dismantled in 2019. But was all what it seemed?

Kansas City police use violence against constitutional non-violent civil disobedience

Four-minute read. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department used unconstitutional violence against non-violent persons protesting the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The non-violent protesters were engaging in acts of civil disobedience that are protected by the First Amendment. Laws that allow persons to be arrested for constitutional acts of civil disobedience that do not damage property, injure, or kill persons must be repealed.

The Social Justice Ministry of St. Mary’s, Kansas City, demands policing change in Kansas City Missouri Police Department

Four-minute read. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department has failed to control violent crime in Kansas City, and it has has unconscionably discriminated against Black American citizens of the City. Fundamental change (not defunding) is required to eliminate systemic racism and failed policies. Some of the requirements for change are listed in the article.

Faith and casting our vote

Four-minute read. Holy Scripture is very clear that we are not to put our trust in rulers (Psalm 146:3), though we can take our political beliefs seriously and with passion.

What have you learned about yourself during quarantine?

Six-minute read. Sometime in March, all our plans dissolved into COVID-19. Did you get the opportunity to become the new person you were planning on from your New Year’s resolutions? How about a second go-around?

Put on your @#$* mask

Six-minute read. Fr. Steve Wilson (Grace, Carthage) provides a heart-rending and personal insight into the plight of a priest during the current pandemic, and writes an impassioned plea for people to take wearing masks seriously.

Apollo 8 at 50: In the beginning

five-minute read. On Christmas Eve 1968 the astronauts of Apollo 8 became the first people to orbit the Moon.

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