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“…an uncountable number of poor people will die because of the greed of the rich.” Keith Olbermann

There may be a lot of outrage and disbelief in the air at what the House of Representatives just did to make healthcare less accessible and affordable to those who need it most. But that outrage isn’t coming from the

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Christian Politicians, Healthcare Reform, I BLOG, Republicans and healthcare, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Re-visiting Joe Bageant Country

Leaving Winchester for Front Royal, we stopped to pay homage once again to a local hero: Joe Bageant at a local watering hole he used to frequent regularly when he came back to write about his people: The Royal Lunch.

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Posted in Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Justice, Uncategorized

“I want to see.”

So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to

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Posted in Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Peace, Politics and Religion

Mothers

Fruitcakes get no respect in the United States.  The hard, dry “bricks” that get re-gifted throughout the festive season — that abomination is what passes for fruitcake. No wonder the mere mention elicits a grimace. For the real deal you

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Posted in Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Mothers, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

The “twiddly bits” from the Past

“Twiddly bits” –in case you did not catch this Sunday’s NPR story on the Orthodox Easter—is the technical term the founding artistic director of Capella Romana uses to describe the extra something in the way his group sings the music

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Posted in Christian Politicians, Civic Square, I BLOG, Merrie Monarch, Politicians and their Lies, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized, Women's Rights

Sr. Enda, Sister Moon and all Strong Women

The noise from the extreme right being extremely wrong about women has made me think about some of the strong women in my life. My very strong mother, Gladys (Vaz) Morais, my older sister Elaine, and the feisty Irish Franciscan

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, Consubstantial, I BLOG, St. Francis of Assisi, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women's Rights

In Praise of More Bridges, Fewer Sermons

Readers of Bishop John Shelby Spong’s newsletter know that he offers ways to reimagine faith and renew our yearning for the Divine without diminishing human intelligence. His latest newsletter carried an  open letter by Jon Carroll to the most pious

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Posted in Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Women's Rights

Lenten Diary 1: Ash Wednesday Calumny

There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, the false witness

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, US Bishops, Women's Rights

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