Rita Prediction

Based on nothing more than pure hunch, I hereby leave myself open to whatever insults anyone might hurl my way by announcing my prediction for Hurricane Rita’s impact on the Gulf. In a word, anti-climax.

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Susan Komen and Planned Parenthood

When I was a runner, I took part in many runs to support various charities. One I never joined was the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Not because I oppose breast cancer research, but because something about that particular organization rubbed me the wrong way. For one thing, it seemed too big, too intrusive. It was like a charity version of the AFL-CIO, before it collapsed.

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Another Sort of Confirmation Hearing

Listening to Fr. Frank Pavone’s homily on EWTN’s daily Mass today, my mind wandered to the Roberts confirmation hearing. Well, not to Roberts’s, but to another Supreme Court nonimee’s: a nominee whose public statements on Roe vs. Wade tow the liberal line.

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No Small Task

Once upon a time, men and women separated themselves from society in order to pray.  Often, their piety attracted like-minded individuals to join them.  Among early Christians, the practice became fairly common, and continued through the middle ages and even after the Reformation.  While that may not be an official definition of monasticism, it fits.

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What Kind of Cross Am I?

corpuschristi
You are the Corpus Christi Crucifix: The cross that
bears the body of Christ is the most venerated
of all the crosses. It hangs in the most sacred
places in the world and inspires the faithful
to contemplate the suffering of Christ.

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I am Joan

Joan
You are Joan of Arc! You don’t really want to hurt
anyone, but if they attack your friends or your
country and no-one else will stand up to fight
them, you head into the battle. Beware though,
conviction tends to get you killed.

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