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Guest Post: Saying YES, just as Mary did.

Genesis 3:9-15, 20    Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12   Luke 1:26-38 A shoeshine boy was plying his trade outside Grand Central Station in New York City.  A silver medal danced at his neck as he slapped his shine cloth, again and again, across

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Immaculate Conception: How can this be?

 A sinless Virgin Mary? No matter how many times I hear it, on this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, my rational mind struggles once again to come to terms with a belief that was widely held, but only became official

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Gifts of the Magi

“I tell you solemnly:  as a young man you fastened your belt and went about as you pleased; but when you are older you will stretch out your hands and another will tie you fast and carry you off against

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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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