Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

Columns by Bishop Michael Goings

The Fear Factor

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” —- Franklin D. Roosevelt
The preceding statement was made by Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was running against Herbert Hoover, the incumbent Republican president, in 1932.

Liar, Liar: The Pinnochio Psychosis

In a true sense, the content of this column today goes back to the dawn of human history.

Doing Your Best: The Key To Success

I recently received a call from a young man, who was born and raised in our locale, who now lives in Virginia with his wife and children.

Father Time And Mother Nature: Indomitable And Unpredictable

n light of the recent natural catastrophes that occurred in Texas, Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean, it set me to thinking about how finite and frail human beings are in spite of our technology, ingenuity, and many discoveries and breakthroughs in science that have been made over the last two hundred years.

Contempt For Litterbugs And Vandals

After reading the recent account of County Councilman Archie Scott’s presentation about the bathroom at the Riverdale Park being damaged by vandals, I felt compelled to join in the effort and outcry against such gross stupidity and destruction of public property.

You Did Not Get There Without Help

The idea for the topic of my column today, in all actuality, did not originate without the influence of others.

A Place In Time Called Yesterday

In a true sense, we are all time travelers who occasionally make trips to the past or the future.

The Last Warning

Not many days ago, I lost a very special friend and associate. In my opinion, his passing was premature and probably could have been avoided had he heeded the warning signs that were flashing all around him.

Enduring The Dog Days Of Summer

Unquestionably one of the most dreaded and unwelcomed times of the year in our locale is from the first of July through the first of September.

Dillon Football Players: Where Are They Now?

A few weeks ago, I saw a young man in one of my favorite early morning stops where I routinely frequent to get a mug of their coffee.