Tag Archives: Reconciliation

A Chance to Vote

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 Zachary Taylor never voted in a U.S. presidential election until he was 64 years old. That’s when the career military officer cast a ballot for himself in the 1848 election that sent him to the White House as America’s 12th chief executive.  But the record for a presidential candidate voting late in life for the first time is probably held by Nelson… Read more »

These Honored Dead

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Even before the final shots of the Civil War, another great conflict had broken out between the North and the South. It was the battle of the cemeteries. Before 1864, there was no national cemetery in the United States.  Few people imagined the need for such a place.  But the monumental struggle between the Union and the Confederacy cost an… Read more »

Padlocked Hearts

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Throughout Lent, we’re exploring the parables of Jesus – the two dozen or so stories that were his chief means of describing the reality of God’s rule on earth.  Father Elias Chacour describes himself as a “Palestinian-Arab-Christian-Israeli.” At one time or another, as bishop of the Greek Catholic Church in northern Israel, he has needed to call on each of… Read more »