Q: God, we're told, is a loving God. A: I've seen far too often how the personal and collective catastrophes of life suddenly intrude or slowly corrode the fabric of our hope. We are on a blessed road, but it's a bumpy road.
Q: As an occasional writer, a firm believer in freedom of speech, and former editor of my junior high school newspaper, I'm not a race-baiter, an Islamophobe, or an anti-Semite. A: Like you, I'm also crushed by the recent carnage in France.
My recent reply to a question on free will generated lots more questions and comments -- which usually happens when I tackle any of the great mysteries of God, life and freedom.
Q: My boss is loud and boisterous.
Q: Can God move forward and backward in time? A: This is a great New Year's question because it's about time and God. This need began when religions began.
Last week, I continued an annual God Squad holiday tradition by offering remembrances of Father Tom Hartman's Hanukkah greetings. I cannot and I do not love Christmas because I believe in Christ.