Category Archives: Personal

The Elder Thaddeus Meets Edwin Friedman: What do they have to say to the latest clergy sexual abuse revelations?

We live in anxious times with all types of black and white thinking, herding, and other anxious behavior described by Rabbi Edwin Friedman in Failure of Nervein 1996 (he was writing on it when he died ini 1996, for the … Continue reading

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Advent Greetings 2016

  Dear friends and family, Advent has rolled around again with that combination of reliving the birth of the Incarnate Word from Mary and expecting his return as universal Lord, before whom all rulers will bow to receive their judgment. … Continue reading

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Davids Advent/Christmas Greetings 2015

Advent                  2015 Dear friends and family, As we in this Advent season anticipate the coming of Jesus (both reliving the anticipation of his birth and looking expectantly towards his return), we greet you after an eventful year.

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On Becoming a Catholic Priest

While it was a big step for me, emotionally as well as ministerially, in some ways it should not have been that big a deal for my evangelical friends. I had been an Episcopal priest for 34 years and no … Continue reading

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Davids Christmas and New Years Greetings

   2013 Christmas and New Year’s Greetings from Peter and Judy Davids in Stafford, TX. After spending many Christmases in Canada with our family, we have chosen to stay at home in Texas this year. Christmas 2012 was spent in Calgary, AB with … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – the Mixed Bag

I have mixed thoughts about Memorial Day. First, it is often forgotten that it is about dead soldiers, not living ones. We have Veterans Day for the living ones, and Memorial Day for the ones who died in battle or … Continue reading

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Two posts: a surprise about what excites people’s emotions

Last Saturday I put up two posts of Facebook. The first I thought might be controversial, since it concerned US politics (a vote in the Senate) and gun control. In short, I argued that right after Sandy Hook I predicted … Continue reading

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