I was in Cleveland briefly earlier this week visiting #2 son and wife. I took the opportunity to go to Confession in Cleveland as it is not as easy as you think to get to confession in our diocese. True, confessions were supposed to "open" on June 1st (who knows why they were every closed) in our diocese, but they didn't in every parish.
So, #2 son took me to his parish for 5:30 PM confessions last Tuesday. The line was pretty long. Also, 90% of the line was made up of men! - men of various ages. This is a good thing, not often seen in these parts.
Today was the SC primary election day. Only one race on the Republican ballot. While not a Republican, an Independent can vote either ballot.
Lindsey Graham, Senator from SC had 3 Republican opponents. While expected to win easily, I did find that one of his opponents made a statement as party of his platform which you don't see often.
Duke Buckner said, "Fathers play an important role in the development of their children. Research has shown that fathers who are positively involved in the life of their children help promote emotional stability and cognitive development." I have contended in the past the lack of fathers in the family is the greatest moral and economic crisis in this country, but the politicians don't recognize it.