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Saturday, March 18th, 2017
I received a lot of interesting feedback last week after I published an article about how various local politicians, business people, and former CAT employees felt as though they were entitled to certain actions and behavior from CAT. On Friday (March 17), while Georgette and I were having dinner at a restaurant, we ran into a young man from the local Lebanese Community.… Read More

A Trip to the Theater

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Topol - Farewell TourThere are a handful of people in America who are so well known that they are recognized by only one name. Some examples are Cher, Madonna, Hillary, and Rush. For people who have paid attention to theater for the past 40 or more years, there’s another man who is recognized by only one name: “Topol.”… Read More

Are you on the take?

Saturday, November 26th, 2016
on-the-takeLast weekend, after Mass at St. Philomena Church, a young woman in her 20s approached me and asked if I would write an article about what it means to show praise and thanksgiving to our Lord. The celebration of the Mass had been in honor of Christ the King and she felt that the upcoming Thanksgiving and Advent seasons provided a perfect opportunity for us to praise… Read More

My Grandmother’s Favorite Priest

Sunday, November 20th, 2016
fultonsheenThere was a famous priest that my grandmother, Effie Williams, loved to talk about. She was personally familiar with him because after he was ordained, he was assigned to her parish — St. Patrick’s Church in Peoria. Whenever she talked about him, her face would light up. The one thing she talked about… Read More

What Is It That Makes America Great?

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
tocquevilleDonald Trump has promised to make America great again if he wins the presidential election. He talks in terms of creating jobs by reducing government regulations and modifying trade policies that will force businesses to stop transferring jobs overseas. Will that be enough to make America great again? You may have heard of Alexis de Tocqueville, a Catholic Frenchman who… Read More