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Below are listed my columns in reverse chronological order. If you wish to look at columns by topic, then click on the topic. They are in chronological order there: Affirmative Action, Believing and Faith, Economy, Education, Foreign Policy,  Government, Health Care, Homosexuality, Hope, Immigration, Life, Morality, Taxes, War

 

The Electoral College must be changed. February 4, 2017.

Is Clinton fit to be president? October 15, 2016

Is Donald J. Trump fit to be President? Oct 2016

It is time to reframe the gun debate July 2016

Lessons from the Flint water crisis March 2016

Let there be peace on earth December 2015

Religious Freedom Restoration Act May 2015

Ferguson case raises many questions Dec 2014

Let us celebrate our freedom July 2014

Distorted property views are serious threat to democracy Dec 29 2013

NRA Response to Newtown shootings is shortsighted Jan 2013

Are you prepared to vote November 6? October 25, 2012

Have the Pope and bishops abandoned the Gospel? Aug 4, 2012

Open Letter to Rep. Dave Camp 9/14/11

When will the insanity end? Sept 2011

Parting thoughts - A farewell message to readers May 2011

As Holy Week approaches, the other meaning of passion April 2011

The Snyder budget proposal is a good start for Michigan March 27, 2011

This is a great country but … February 2011

American Exceptionalism - Patriotism or Jingoism? Jan 2011

This is the time to practice forgiveness and reconciliation Dec 2010

The campaigns are over, the election is done, the results are in. What now? Nov 2010

A Pledge to America is short on specifics, October 2010

Facts and opinions are not identical Sept 2010

Voting reform is necessary August 2010

America the Beautiful July 2010

All are right … and wrong on some points June 2010

Tax and business reform would solve many problems May 2010

Capitalism is great theory but not reality April 18, 2010

Unrest is the catalyst for change and movements March 21, 2010

Racism is an ugly blotch on American ideals Feb 2010

The US in 2010 January 17, 2010

This is the time for compassionate action December 23, 2009

Heliocentrism and evolution changed our understanding of the world forever Nov 2009

It is time to end welfare for the rich and super rich Oct 16 2009

Health Care Reform is Essential even if Confusing September 23, 2009

Cutting taxes is a con game for the rich August 27, 2009

We does not include all July 2009

Will the real Republicans please speak up? June 23, 2009

Reader is mystified by my views May 17, 2009

The economic benefit of the people is what’s important, not capitalism April 2009

Lent can be a time of reflection and renewal for all March 29, 2009

Managing our economy is a monumental task February 26,  2009

Progressive tax rates and social programs are not socialism January 28, 2009

Christmas is a Christian holy day and a cultural holiday December 23,  2008

President-elect Obama has his work cut out for him  November 16, 2008

Who can best lead US – Obama or McCain? October 19, 2008

The Bishops give good advice on voting, October 2008 (not published)

Obama, McCain, and Gingrich all call for change September 2008

Impeachment preserves constitutional balance of power August 19, 2008

Celebrate our country’s birth by studying foundational documents July 2008

Bush has driven stake into two-state solution in the Middle East June 16, 2008

Bufka farm has historical significance and personal meaning May 18 2008

Traditions are important but can be changed  April 2008

How long must we endure the stupidity of war? March 2008

Some immigrants are undocumented, not illegal Februaary  24, 2008

Faith and Politics make an interesting mix in a free society January 2008

Hope can be found even in troubling times December 2007

Are we heading for a pre-emptive war in Iran? November 2007

Pro-life extends from unborn to adult October 2007

“Gay Marriage” is a civil right September 2007

Homosexuality and the Bible August 2007

All people have the right to freedom July 2007

“Seeing is Believing” is often misunderstood June 2007

“Not me” attitude needs to change to common good May 2007

Spring is time for new life and renewed hope April 2007

Moral decisions also depend on consequences March 2007

The Value of human life is a moral certainty February 2007

Moral certainty not always moral or certain January 2007

US needs to invest in science, engineering January 2007 for Dec 2006

Thoughts on the election November 2006

Voting responsibly takes effort October 2006

Vote NO on Proposal 2 banning affirmative action October 2006

Does creationism belong in the public schools? September 2006

Big Brother is watching! August 2006

Give Old Glory its Due! July 2006

Distorted views can be changed … sometimes. June 2006

Illegal immigrants, May 2006

What does security mean? April 2006

How long will the war in Iraq last? March 2006

Freedom of speech requires listening. February 2006

Resolutions for President Bush, January 2006

Today’s question: what is molding you?`December 2005

Abundance or scarcity: which is it for you? November 2005

Innocence is more than words, October 2005

Employees take risks in accepting jobs, September 2005

Is Islam to blame for terrorism? August 2005

The principle of compromise has kept us strong, July 2005

Keeping life in balance, June 2005

'Populist' addresses Social Security concerns May 18, 2005

Income taxes, social security, and tax reform April 20 and 21, 2005

Support our troops with more than ribbon on car - March 17, 2005

Social Security provides a great social need - February 19, 2005

Peacemaking is a way of life - January 19, 2005

What the world needs now - December 15, 2004

The election is over - now what? - November 13, 2004

Questions to poer before going to the polls - October 20, 2004

Technology and the right to vote - September 28, 2004

Illegal drugs not the only drug problem in this country - September 2004

Going to war is what went wrong May 2004

Discussion, debate is necessary, January 2004

U.S. on dangerous road for world September 2003

Rush to war must stop January 2003

Question on Jesus' vehicle spurs a look inside yourself - December 8, 2002

There is only one God April 2002

 

Topic List

Affirmative Action

   Vote NO on Proposal 2 banning affirmative action October 2006

 

Believing and Faith

   There is only one God April 2002

   Question on Jesus' vehicle spurs a look inside yourself - December 8, 2002

   Keeping life in balance  June 2005

   Abundance or scarcity: which is it for you? November 2005

   Today’s question: what is molding you?`December 2005

   What does security mean? April 2006

   Distorted views can be changed … sometimes. June 2006

   Does creationism belong in the public schools? September 2006

   “Not me” attitude needs to change to common good May 2007

   “Seeing is Believing” is often misunderstood June 2007

   Faith and Politics make an interesting mix in a free society January 2008

   Lent can be a time of reflection and renewal for all March 29, 2009

   Reader is mystified by my views May 17, 2009

   Heliocentrism and evolution changed our understanding of the world forever Nov 2009

   As Holy Week approaches, the other meaning of passion April 2011

  Have the Pope and bishops abandoned the Gospel? Aug 4, 2012

  Religious Freedom Restoration Act May 2015

 

Economy

   Progressive tax rates and social programs are not socialism January 28, 2009

   Managing our economy is a monumental task February 26,  2009

   Capitalism is great theory but not reality April 18, 2010

 

Education

   US needs to invest in science, engineering January 2007 for Dec 2006

   Facts and opinions are not identical Sept 2010

 

Foreign Policy

   Does Israel have a divine right to exist at the expense of others? June 2008

 

Government

   The principle of compromise has kept us strong, July 2005

   Freedom of speech requires listening. February 2006

   Give Old Glory its Due! July 2006

   Big Brother is watching! August 2006

   Faith and Politics make an interesting mix in a free society January 2008

   Celebrate our country’s birth by studying foundational documents July 2008

   Impeachment preserves constitutional balance of power August 19, 2008

   Progressive tax rates and social programs are not socialism January 28, 2009

   Managing our economy is a monumental task February 26,  2009

   The economic benefit of the people is what’s important, not capitalism April 2009

   We does not include all July 2009

   Unrest is the catalyst for change and movements March 21, 2010

   The Electoral College must be changed. February 4, 2017.

 

Homosexuality

   All people have the right to freedom July 2007

   Homosexuality and the Bible August 2007

    “Gay Marriage” is a civil right September 2007

   Religious Freedom Restoration Act May 2015

 

Health care

   Illegal drugs not the only drug problem in this country - September 2004

   Health Care Reform is Essential even if Confusing September 23, 2009

 

Hope

   Spring is time for new life and renewed hope April 2007

   Hope can be found even in troubling times December 2007

 

Immigration

   Illegal immigrants, May 2006

   Some immigrants are undocumented, not illegal Februaary 2008

 

Life

   What the world needs now - December 15, 2004

   Peacemaking is a way of life - January 19, 2005

   Employees take risks in accepting jobs, September 2005

   The Value of human life is a moral certainty February 2007

   Pro-life extends from unborn to adult October 2007

   Bufka farm has historical significance and personal meaning May 2008

   Christmas is a Christian holy day and a cultural holiday December 2008

   This is the time for compassionate action December 23, 2009

   The US in 2010 January 17, 2010

   Racism is an ugly blotch on American ideals Feb 2010

   All are right … and wrong on some points June 2010

   America the Beautiful July 2010

   This is the time to practice forgiveness and reconciliation Dec 2010

   NRA Response to Newtown shootings is shortsighted Jan 2013

  Distorted property views are serious threat to democracy Dec 29 2013

   Let us celebrate our freedom July 2014

  Ferguson case raises many questions Dec 2014

   Let there be peace on earth December 2015

  It is time to reframe the gun debate July 2016

 

Morality

   Innocence is more than words, October 2005

   Moral certainty not always moral or certain January 2007

   Moral decisions also depend on consequences March 2007

   Racism is an ugly blotch on American ideals Feb 2010

   All are right … and wrong on some points June 2010

  Distorted property views are serious threat to democracy Dec 29 2013

 

Politics

   Technology and the right to vote - September 28, 2004

   Questions to poer before going to the polls - October 20, 2004

   The election is over - now what? - November 13, 2004

   Resolutions for President Bush, January 2006

   Voting responsibly takes effort October 2006

  Thoughts on the election November 2006

   Faith and Politics make an interesting mix in a free society January 2008

   Obama, McCain, and Gingrich all call for change September 2008

   The Bishops give good advice on voting, October 2008 (not published)

   Who can best lead US – Obama or McCain? October 19, 2008

   President-elect Obama has his work cut out for him  November 16, 2008

   Progressive tax rates and social programs are not socialism January 28, 2009

   Managing our economy is a monumental task February 26,  2009

   Reader is mystified by my views May 17, 2009

   Will the real Republicans please speak up? June 23, 2009

   Unrest is the catalyst for change and movements March 21, 2010

   Voting reform is necessary August 2010

   A Pledge to America is short on specifics, October 2010

   The campaigns are over, the election is done, the results are in. What now? 11/2010

   American Exceptionalism - Patriotism or Jingoism? Jan 2011

   This is a great country but … February 2011

   The Snyder budget proposal is a good start for Michigan March 27, 2011

   When will the insanity end? Sept 2011

   Open Letter to Rep. Dave Camp 9/14/11

   Are you prepared to vote November 6? October 25, 2012

   Lessons from the Flint water crisis March 2016

   Is Donald J. Trump fit to be President? Oct 2016

   Is Hillary Clinton fit to be president? October 15, 2016

   The Electoral College must be changed.  Feb 2017

 

Taxes (Income, social security)

   Social Security provides a great social need - February 19, 2005

   Income taxes, social security, and tax reform April 20 and 21, 2005

   'Populist' addresses Social Security concerns May 18, 2005

   Progressive tax rates and social programs are not socialism January 28, 2009

   Cutting taxes is a con game for the rich August 27, 2009

   It is time to end welfare for the rich and super rich Oct 16 2009

   Tax and business reform would solve many problems May 2010

   The Snyder budget proposal is a good start for Michigan March 27, 2011

 

War

   Rush to war must stop January 2003

   U.S. on dangerous road for world September 2003

   Discussion, debate is necessary, January 2004

   Going to war is what went wrong May 2004

   Support our troops with more than ribbon on car - March 17, 2005

   Is Islam to blame for terrorism? August 2005

   How long will the war in Iraq last? March 2006

   Are we heading for a pre-emptive war in Iran? November 2007

   How long must we endure the stupidity of war? March 2008