Father

Father’s Day.  For some the day is a challenge of emotions caused by a distant, abusive or absent father.  Others spend an awkward day required by a divorce decree.  Many reflect on a dad who is no longer living.  Fathers aren’t perfect, but we have a heavenly father who is and he built within dads…

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dreamers

Monday is the deadline set by the Trump Administration for action on DACA.  At stake are the lives of 800,000 young people brought to America facing the loss of protected status.  Congress will not rise to the challenge by Monday, but here are 3 reasons to not abandon hope of justice for dreamers. Reason #1: …

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justice for dreamers

This week is #Faith4DreamWeek.  Behind the hashtag is the important future of 800,000 young men and women dubbed “dreamers” whose fate lies in the halls of Congress.  My son, Daniel and I, will be in those halls this week with other faith leaders from across the country.  But whether in Congress or the Church, here…

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daring resilience

This week marked the end of Hispanic Heritage Month.  What a month!  We celebrated the amazing accomplishments and diverse cultures of Hispanics amidst a national landscape of increasing polarization over their presence.  Through it all we continue to witness the daring resilience of our Hispanic friends and neighbors. Celebrating the daring resilience of Hispanics While…

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legal stories

With all the uproar over the NFL and our national anthem you may have missed these seven absolutely important legal stories from the week. 1. The new travel ban is one of the legal stories missed this week On Sunday President Trump released an 18 page Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting…

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9/11

9/11 is one of those days seared into the memory of those of us old enough to remember.  My twin sons were two, but even they were glued to the television.  My wife has family in New York and her sister-in-law was working downtown.  Fear, disbelief, rage, despair.  Waves of emotion struck us all like…

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dreamers

Dreamers need you.  “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke.  Will you sit back and destroy the dreams of 800,000 young people?  Or will you demand those dreams be realized?  Inaction is action.  Now is the time to act.  This is what’s at stake, some…

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You have probably heard several spin reports on Judge Andrew Hanen’s 123 page decision in State of Texas vs. United States. I say spin reports because I read news reports from pro-immigration reform groups chastising the judge for being political and referring to immigrants as “criminals” and “terrorist”. That’s not true. I also saw reports…

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