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Year B the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Καθολικός διάκονος - December 28, 2014 ... mustering, on one hand, evidence that rebuts the argument that Christianity is dying, and, on the other, looking at the signs, especially in Western societies, that Christianity, if not exactly dying, is in poor health and getting worse. In the end, Wilson concluded, rightly, in my view, that none of these measurable indicators ("metrics," we like to call them in our increasingly instrumentalized world) really tell us anything at all, or least tell us nothing worth knowing. Ruminating on this ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2014/12/year-b-feast-of-holy-family-of-jesus.html
Homily: I Am Here BUKAS PALAD - December 24, 2014 ... unrequited?" " When our plans are laid to waste and my future looks bleak? " Whether we cry out "Where are you, God?" or "How long, Lord, how long?" we do so thinking that God is absent, remote, distant, apart from us. Yet, we believe that God is "always and everywhere present." And today, more than any other day, we celebrate that God is with us: "the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." What then? Not for us anymore the "what ifs" of who God is, or what God ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/12/homily-i-am-here.html
Many Republicans want to claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan, but few ... BETHUNE CATHOLIC - December 2, 2014 ... this and thought there must be a better way, a defensive way while other avenues were pursued. Reagan partnered with Saint Pope John Paul II, English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and others to bring down the Soviet Empire peacefully, through moral and economic pressure. Reagan was patient. He wasn't concerned about his legacy-that the Cold War would end during his presidency. He was content that the Iron Curtain would crumble someday, even on someone else's watch. Today's politicians and ...http://bethunecatholic.blogspot.com/2014/12/many-republicans-want-to-claim-mantle.html
Joni Ernst, Tim Morrissey, and Dad29 DAD29 - November 8, 2014 ... was insufficient for a nooz-savant/consultant. But Tim did manage to trip me up on the question of the Second Amendment. He was in near dead-faint over Joni Ernst's remarks: .... Ernst's campaign speeches often include a line about her military background, and how she's got a gun and knows how to use it "in case the government comes after my rights". .... ...to which I made a semi-erroneous riposte that the 2A was not written for duck-hunters (etc.) As we are reminded today, ...http://dad29.blogspot.com/2014/11/joni-ernst-tim-morrissey-and-dad29.html
Change the World THE THEOLOGY OF DAD - October 13, 2014 ... what has six years brought? Chaos in Iraq and Ukraine. It's economy is in turmoil. Unemployment has skyrocketed along with its debt. This is what happens when you lack humility. It's hard to accept the world on its own terms. There is sickness, poverty, ignorance, pollution and hatred. Who can stop it? Only God, of course, and He chooses to work through people on a one-on-one basis. People who can't even run their own lives (me, all of us), how do we ...http://thetheologyofdad.blogspot.com/2014/10/change-world.html
What Is This Joy ? SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONAL - October 1, 2014 ... McFerrin's " Don't Worry, Be Happy"; Will Pharrell's " Happy Song." Okay, but re-read this carefully . . We are, guaranteed only "the pursuit" of happiness. No one is guaranteeing us a continual state of true Happiness, from cradle to grave. I wonder, will all this emphasis on continual happiness actually produce more unhappy people? How many people out there are worried and unhappy, because they find themselves unable to tap into that elusive state of ...http://spiritualdevotional.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-is-this-joy.html