We LDS Missionaries Were Surrounded by Priests, Nuns, and Boxers

In 1970, after our short stay in the old Salt Lake Mission Home, a dozen of us missionaries flew together to England. (I think the church tried to save money by giving us the longest and most circuitous route. From: Salt Lake to Denver to Chicago to New York City to Shannon, Ireland to Dublin, … Continue reading We LDS Missionaries Were Surrounded by Priests, Nuns, and Boxers

Lord Baltimore: George & Cecil Calvert – “Early American Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 5/5)

The foundation of religious freedom in America was laid over 150 years before the Bill of Rights.  The Lords Baltimore were major architects of that foundation. George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore George Calvert (1580-1632) was the first Lord and Baron Baltimore. He was a very successful member of the British cabinet and parliament.  But then, … Continue reading Lord Baltimore: George & Cecil Calvert – “Early American Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 5/5)

Religion in Colonial America: “Early Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 1/5)

Unbelievably, after 400 years, freedom of religion is still controversial in America. In the beginning, religious issues permeated colonial America. Members of various sects immigrated to the New World seeking a safe haven for worship.  Some of these religions flourished, some stagnated, some evolved, some fragmented, and some failed. Colonial Denominations Calvinists dominated early Massachusetts.  … Continue reading Religion in Colonial America: “Early Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 1/5)

Beware of Stereotyping Other Drivers!

“Catholic driver” stereotypes I grew up thinking that all Catholics are bad drivers.  St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.  In the 1950’s and 1960’s it was popular for Catholics have a St. Christopher medallion hanging from their rear-view mirror or a small St. Christopher figurine mounted on their dashboard.  We also had a … Continue reading Beware of Stereotyping Other Drivers!