6/7s Abolition

It's France's fête nationale--Bastille Day--marking the storming of the Bastille Saint-Antoine. The crowd of revolutionaries were mostly looking for guns and ammunition held by the garrison of soldiers stationed there, but they also suspected that the prisoners were being tortured. (They … Continue reading

A Civic Liturgy

My friend David O'Hara writes on Facebook: On certain days of the year I return to readings of civic importance that suit that day. It's a political parallel to the liturgical calendar, I suppose. So on Independence Day (July 4) I read the Declaration of Independence; on MLK Day (third Monday of … Continue reading