A Sacred Charge

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Here’s the Memorial Day entry from our “Three Minutes a Day” book: On May 5, 1868, John A. Logan, the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, established Memorial Day to honor the fallen members of the U.S. military. In his proclamation, he said words that still ring true today. An excerpt: “We should [Read More...]

On the Second Anniversary of “Lost’s” last episode…

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Since the TV series “Lost” aired its finale two years ago today, I’m posting a link to the article I wrote prior to the first anniversary of the show’s end, entitled “Why Lost Still Matters.” Here’s an excerpt: Take the issues of faith and doubt: There was an ongoing clash between the characters Jack Shephard [Read More...]

Literacy, Community, and the Biblioburro

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Christopher Closeup Podcast – Guests: 1) Sister Rosemary Dowd, and 2) Monica Brown When author Monica Brown first read about traveling librarian Luis Soriano, she felt inspired to write a children’s book about him. After all, this was a man who braved attacks by snakes and armed bandits so he could carry books to poor [Read More...]

Putting Love Where There Is No Love: Sister Rosemary Dowd’s Jail Ministry

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St. John of the Cross once said, “Put love where there is no love, and you will find love.” During my Christopher Closeup interview with Sister Rosemary Dowd, RSCJ, she cited that statement several times when explaining the motivation behind her 40 years of work with prisoners. Currently the chaplain of Cook County Jail in [Read More...]


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