Building Together

I watched as much as I could of both the RNC and the DNC, as they nominated their leaders. There were great speakers at both events, but I came away from the Donald Trump acceptance speech depressed and fearful. Trump offered hope, but only he was going to be able to deliver that hope. He was the man with all the answers, and it just didn’t feel right to me.

As I watched the DNC a Protestant Minister (Dr. William J. Barber) captured my attention. Who was he, and how come I had never heard of him? As he spoke he mentioned Dorothy Day. Now he really had my attention! And, s I did a little research, I discovered his work with Sr. Simone Campbell.

There is ample information on Dr. Barber, Dorthy Day, and Sr. Simone on google, so I invite you to do some googling.

What I really want to recommend to you is the speech by Dr. Barber, and a presentation by Sr. Simone Campbell. Both are inspiring and informative (in my opinion), as we struggle together to live our faith in today’s scary, and complicated world:






Muslims join Catholics at Mass across France and Italy to show solidarity after 86 year old Priest is murdered


In a gesture of solidarity following the gruesome killing of a French priest, Muslims on Sunday attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and beyond.

Source: Muslims join Catholics at Mass across France to show solidarity – Crux

No room for benchwarmers, make history, pope tells 1.6 million youths at vigil. 


KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Pope Francis told young people they are not called to be couch potatoes, living boring lives, but should leave their mark in history and not let others determine their future.

Source: No room for benchwarmers, make history, pope tells youths at vigil. Published 7/30/2016. World.