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Guest Post: “Peace”

Sermon by Fr. David Gierlach, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu, seen here (right) protesting the views advanced by Rev. Franklin Graham during the latter’s visit to Honolulu earlier this year. Text reproduced here with permission. I welcome being pointed to

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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

The Politics of Envy . . .and Silence

 Why are the Bishops silent? On the stump, politicians who would be President speak of the “politics of envy” and “class warfare.” Mormon Mitt and conspicuously Catholic Rick and Newt want the hurting poor to get over their “envy” of

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, Devout Catholic Policians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Workers' Rights

From Yule Log to Bûche de Noel

2011: I decided that this was the year to bake and ice a Yule Log. I had watched my mother, the cake artist, do it many times but had never tried making one myself. For starters, I wasn’t sure that

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An Authentically Dishonest Newt

Adult newts, we are told, have lizard-like bodies and may be either fully aquatic, living permanently in the water, or semi-aquatic, living terrestrially but returning to the water each year to breed. (Wikipedia) Newt Gingrich apparently has found his element

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