Charlie Van Dyke
Pro Life
Posted July 31, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in In The News
"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's no... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
(RNS) Many of the top 10 Republican presidential contenders gave God a nod during the Fox News televised 2016 election debate Thursday (Aug.6).

The concluding question asked about how God might give them a word on how to deal in the Oval Office if elected.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said, “I’m blessed to receive a word form God every day” through the Bib... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Posted October 23, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.

- Martin Luther King Jr.... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Paul Vallely
NY Times

Anyone who wants to understand the message Pope Francis will bring to the United States should visit the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Detroit. In one classroom is a photograph of the pope sending a dove aloft; in the art room, a picture of a smiling Francis with a lamb draped across his shoulders; in the Spanish-langua... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Sufi thought...
Posted October 7, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
"For Sufis, death is stepping across a threshold and being given another chance to reawaken. If we accept the premise that life and death are both gifts from the Divine, then the prospect of death becomes more a source of wonder than a cause for fear. The Sufi phrase "die before you die" can be interpreted to mean that death reveals what is truly i... read more
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