Posts by James Ross Kelly

James Ross Kelly lives in Northern California next to the Sacramento River. Mr. Kelly was a long-time resident of Southern Oregon where he grew up. And the Fires We Talked About published by Uncollected Press in 2020 is Mr. Kelly’s first book of fiction.

‘Not one dead remains in the grave’–St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM


“O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.” – St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM’s PASCHAL HOMILY

Column: A Catholic pastor speaks out about Trump. Some parishioners walk out. – Chicago Tribune


Priest’s struggle with speaking out reflects the struggle many Americans have faced during Donald Trump’s tenure.

Source: Column: A Catholic pastor speaks out about Trump. Some parishioners walk out. – Chicago Tribune

Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (April 21, 2014): The Parousia and the Omega Point


Teilhard de Chardin

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“Christian faith . . . by the very fact that it is rooted in the idea of the Incarnation, has always based a large part of its tenants on the tangible values of the World and of Matter . . . [This connection is so intimately] linked with the essence of Christian dogma that, like a living bud, it needed only a sign, a ray of light, to cause it to break into flower. To clarify our ideas let us consider a single case, one which sums of everything. We continue from force of habit to think of the Parousia, whereby the Kingdom of God is to be consummated on Earth, as an event of a purely catastrophic nature — that is to say, liable to come about at any moment in history, irrespective of any definitive state of Mankind. This is one way of looking at the matter. But why…

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Backup was denied, former Capitol Police chief says | The Seattle Times


An army of 8,000 pro-Trump demonstrators streamed down Pennsylvania Avenue after hearing Trump speak near the White House. Sund’s outer perimeter on the Capitol’s west side was breached within 15 minutes. With 1,400 Capitol Police officers on duty, his forces were quickly overrun.“If we would have had the National Guard we could have held them at bay longer, until more officers from our partner agencies could arrive,” he said.

Source: Backup was denied, former Capitol Police chief says | The Seattle Times