On D-Day, Remembering My Dad

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On June 6, 1944, as the dawn broke on Normandy beaches, troops from America, Britain, Canada and France executed a dangerous plan to liberate France from Nazi tyranny.  The operation was to storm the five Normandy beaches--arriving by ship and by air, overtaking the German troops.  There were 156,000 paratroopers under General Dwight D. Eisenhower; and as their commander said, "The eyes of the world are upon you." The sky filled with men and parachutes.  Many died under enemy fire on the way do … [Read more...]

Cardinal Ravasi: “Even If You Can’t Sing Well, Sing”

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SISTER CRISTINA WON!!!By now you've undoubtedly heard that Sister Cristina Scuccia, the talented nun whose performance on Italy's The Voice has garnered more than 51 million views on YouTube, is the season's big winner.Deacon Greg Kandra reported the story this morning over at The Deacon's Bench. I wrote about her in March, when she belted out the Alicia Keyes song "No One" during the blind auditions for the show.  *     *     *     *     * It seemed t … [Read more...]