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Looking to Help?

Last week, I highlighted a small group who is raising money for CNEWA through a bumper magnet and sticker campaign. Good news! Both products are in, and we’re working on getting an online ordering setup going. The image you see to the left is the image on the magnets and stickers. You can contact me…

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Writing Elsewhere: We Are All Nasara

Yesterday’s World View Wednesday at CatholicMom.com highlighted a project a dear friend started recently: Beginning after the war in Iraq, Christians have had a difficult time continuing to live in their ancient homeland. Radical Islamists have been persecuting them and pushing them out of their villages, often through terrorism — bombing churches, threatening those Christians…

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Living Down to Expectations

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a link to a story on CNN.com that discussed the abysmal literacy rates for college athletes in both public and private universities. Based on data from those requests and dozens of interviews, a CNN investigation revealed that most schools have between 7% and 18% of revenue sport athletes…

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Person of the Year: TIME Gets It Right

For once, I am excited about TIME magazine’s Person of the Year. They’ve selected Pope Francis, after giving people a scare by having Miley Cyrus (poor lost soul) on their short list. And though the article starts out sounding a bit like the usual media wishes that the pope might change doctrine (ain’t never gonna…

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You Don’t Help by Objectifying Me

Once again, we are approaching Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which seems to bleed more and more into September with every passing year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for ethical breast cancer research and treatment, but even putting aside the insidious Susan G. Komen Foundation – who is more wed to abortion than actually helping…

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Choosing Hell

Lately, those who would see marriage redefined in our society are all giddy about something Desmond Tutu said. He, as an Anglican Bishop, said the following: “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven,” Tutu said, according to Australia’s Herald Sun. “No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other…

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A Few Questions for Thoughtful Democrats

I don’t talk politics a lot here, but I’d really love to hear what Obama voters think about this article: “I’ve said this several times before: Either the President knows everything and he’s lying or he knows nothing and he’s incompetent. If he’s lying, then we will have some serious issues on our hands. If…

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Please join me at 3 PM in praying a Divine Mercy Chaplet for the souls lost in Connecticut this day. Don’t forget to pray for the shooter. For information on how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, head over here to EWTN’s page on the devotion. Don’t worry about the exact time (though the 3:00…

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