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Looking at the Jewish roots of Pentecost Practically every aspect of the Catholic faith and practice is rooted in Judaism. A good example is this week’s feast of Pentecost. Catholics celebrate Pentecost as the descent of the Holy Spirit and … Continue reading

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f you’re think about buying Divine Office app, do so now!

From Daria Sockey’s terrific Coffee and Canticles blog: if you have been  thinking about buying the divineoffice.org app but were putting it off, DO IT NOW. Otherwise you may have to wait for a long  time. I know this app … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Holy Saturday’s Silent Embrace

From The Catholic Thing.  You can find it here.

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Why Are Muslims Seen as ‘Devout,’ But Christians Aren’t?

I teach a course in Interpersonal Communications at Prince George’s Community College.  One of our in-class exercises involves a fill-in-the-blanks activity in which class members at random shout out whatever completes the sentence.  For example: Christians are _______ Mulims are … Continue reading

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A Change in Direction

Like him or not, Donald Trump has a point when he says the country’s “a mess.” Middle class incomes have actually receded in terms of purchasing power in the past 20 years.  For the first time in our history, according … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Books (reviews will be coming): 12 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, by Amy Morin The Seven Deadly Sins, by Kevin Vost Blog Posts: Brent Seales’ Research Team Reveals Biblical Text from Damaged Scroll.  You don’t have to be a … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading

Here are several blog posts that I found interesting this week.  I’m sharing them in the thought you might benefit from them, too. Is Religion Evil?  Secularism’s  Pride and Irrational Prejudice Here’s a response from Strange Notions to what passes … Continue reading

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In a Family Crisis, Our Public High School Failed Us

In early January 2007, my oldest daughter went to her Mother and said, “I need help now.  I want to kill myself.” Her Mom immediately took her to the ER at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  As a retired Army … Continue reading

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The Elliptical Rosary

One of the big challenges we all have is how to do all we need to do in the limited time available. One solution is to exercise as you say the Rosary.  That’s what I did yesterday afternoon:  I put … Continue reading

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High Court Doesn’t Decide Traditional Marriage Question

It’s important to note in this morning’s Defense of Marriage Act decision the Supreme Court has not ruled on whether gay marriage is required in all states.  It has simply said that where a state has adopted legislation recognizing gay … Continue reading

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