Voices
The Rev. Terrance W. Klein is a priest of the Diocese of Dodge City and author of Vanity Faith.
In All Things
December 16, 2011
In his new novel Lost Memory of Skin Russell Banks wants to disturb us and with a disturbing subject sex offenders No attempt is made to exculpate these men but Russell does want his readers to do what many in society today refuse to do He wants us to see these offenders as men mdash faile
The Good Word
December 15, 2011
In his new novel Lost Memory of Skin Russell Banks wants to disturb us and with a disturbing subject sex offenders No attempt is made to exculpate these men but Russell does want his readers to do what many in society today refuse to do He wants us to see these offenders as men mdash failed s
The Good Word
December 11, 2011
According to Time Magazine ldquo There was a hand-scrawled sign on the fence post of a cross-roads farm come in for coffee and cake rdquo It was a Yuletide invitation Doesn rsquo t seem all that strange until one learns that the Yule in question was seventy years ago this month and that the p
The Good Word
December 07, 2011
Earlier this semester I said to a student as I shook his hand after Sunday Mass ldquo Did anyone ever tell you that you look a lot like ldquo Harry Potter rdquo He interrupted me ldquo All the time rdquo ldquo You really do rdquo A few weeks later at Halloween many students had do
The Good Word
November 30, 2011
Did I ever tell you about Ruth She was a checker at the grocery store my father ran One of my earliest childhood memories was Ruth seeing my toddler self on the arm of my mother pick up a Tootsie Roll to put in my pocket She whispered something into my Mother rsquo s ear After my first ldquo
The Good Word
November 26, 2011
What if you could change history That rsquo s the provocative premiss of Stephen King rsquo s newest offering entitled 11 22 63 A Novel The date of course is that of the Kennedy assassination a watershed moment in modern history But what if there were a way to go back and prevent Lee Har
In All Things
November 18, 2011
Bishops of Rome teach infallibly ex cathedra ldquo from the chair rdquo or as Bishop of Rome on questions of faith and morals Granting their infallibility in matters of content no one so far as I know has ever claimed on behalf of Roman Pontiffs a sense of timing that is without error
The Good Word
November 17, 2011
Bishops of Rome teach infallibly ex cathedra ldquo from the chair rdquo or as Bishop of Rome on questions of faith and morals Granting their infallibility in matters of content no one so far as I know has ever claimed on behalf of Roman Pontiffs a sense of timing that is without error Cons
The Good Word
November 11, 2011
The problem with parables is presumption Hearing them we assume they rsquo re meant for another For example we take for granted that we are wisely investing the talents that God has given We simply assume that we rsquo re like the Good Wife from Proverbs busy with our worthy labors But th
The Good Word
November 03, 2011
Years ago I served as a dean of students in a seminary college I was surprised perhaps because of my own youth to discover a number of dysfunctions among our students I was particularly amazed by the abuse of alcohol which seemed little different from any other college campuses despite our