A Quick Reply to Dr. Peters About the Scouts

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My thanks to Ed Peters for the link and comment to my post about the Boy Scouts lifting the ban on openly gay scouts. Dr. Peters had this to say about what I wrote: Update, 29 May 2013: But for one sentence, I basically agree with Tom McDonald’s take on the Boy Scout matter. The one [Read More...]

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Prayers for Lawrence Charles McClarey

The son of American Catholic’s Donald McClarey passed away overnight. Please keep him in your prayers. My beloved son, Lawrence Charles McClarey, passed away of a seizure last night.  I found him this morning at 6:15 AM when I attempted to rouse him for the “Daddy Readings” that he and I had done daily since [Read More...]

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#FitchtheHomeless: “Does he think this is a zoo?”

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My post on the “Fitch the Homeless” video got a lot of shares and more than the usual amount of comments, most of them disagreeing with me, and a fair number of them calling me bad names in unprintable language. I don’t really have much to add, but one commenter who works with the homeless [Read More...]

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“Fitch” the Homeless? No Thanks

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This video is going viral: A lot of people I like and respect are sharing it and saying “right on.” When I first watched, I thought it seemed like a fun bit of payback for the despicable behavior of clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch. On a second viewing, however, it began to leave a bad [Read More...]

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Under the Weather

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Last week was finals and work, and this week is being sick. Yay me! Sorry folks, things are going to be light around here while I cough up interesting things. Since I hate leaving you with nothing, I want to share two of my favorite things: Dolly Parton and Led Zeppelin. I’m too weak to [Read More...]

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Attention New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware Youth!

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The first New Jersey Fan the Fire Youth Rally with be at St. Isaac Jogues in Marlton on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30am to 8:30pm. The day will include speakers, music, adoration, confession, Rosary, and mass. And pizza. Always pizza. Check here for more information. Did you take a group of teens on a mission [Read More...]

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US Army: “Al Qaeda, Hamas, KKK, Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, Orthodox Judaism”

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From “Extremism and Extremist Organizations” training for the US Army Reserves. Three of these things are not like the others: Orthodox Jews (Haredim), Evangelical Christians, and Catholics oh my! Also, “Sunni Muslim” is a pretty broad category. And why Sunni and no Shia? And who is this “Morman” you would have us fear? Statement from The [Read More...]

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Free Audio Bibles On Amazon Today UPDATED

I don’t know how long this offer will be available, but I just got an IFTTT alert about a free version of English Standard Version, which is a decent translation. It’s Protestant, and thus incomplete, which is bad. But it’s free, which is good.  The readers are … variable: some fine, some … eh. I [Read More...]

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