By Rev. Jerry Herships
It seems we are living in a time when “getting along” is getting harder and harder. On top of that, what is meant by “getting along” is changing. Whether we are talking religion, sexism, racism, homophobia or just good old-fashioned politics, we are in a time when civility has fallen by the wayside.
By Ryan Dunn
“The power of Christ compels you!”
That is a familiar phrase to fans of “The Exorcist” as it is uttered ad nauseum while the movie’s heroes, Father Merrin and Father Karras, attempt to dispel the evil spirit possessing a young girl in the climatic scenes. The utterance implies that Christ dispels the darkness. Where Christ is, darkness is not.
The June 2018 reports from the southern borders of the United States are stirring: those fleeing violence and poverty arrested at the borders. Parents and children separated after detention. Many parents do not know where their children are, nor when they will be reunited.