Benedict XVI

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Though I’m not Catholic, I appreciate the great historical – and emotional – significance of the Pope stepping down. He asked Sunday for prayers – both for him and the church. He has mine. Having read some of Benedict’s books, I find him to be a skilled instructor. He posted the tweet above to his … Continued

Sad Ending for a Mighty White Oak

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Distressing news is coming out of central Massachusetts this morning. According to the Boston Globe, a massive tree in New Braintree – hundreds of years old and believed to be the largest white oak in the state – was destroyed by an arsonist. The tree had a circumference of more than 20 feet and was … Continued

Patriots’ Day

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Here in New England, today is Patriots’ Day – commemorating the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord. (You may recall from history class that those events, which took place on the morning of April 19, 1775, marked the beginning of the American Revolution.) While observances have been taking place throughout the weekend, today … Continued

Freedom of Religion in Britain: Doublespeak at its Finest

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If you think the talk lately about government intrusion on first ammendment religious freedom in this country is much ado about nothing, think again. The creeping anti-Christianity movement is alive and well worldwide. The latest example comes courtesy of the British government, which is supporting employers who wish to ban employees from wearing crosses at … Continued

Thanks for the Memories, Davy Jones

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Every once in a while a breaking news item is so surprising I do a double take just to make sure I read it correctly. That’s how I felt yesterday when I saw that Davy Jones had died of a massive heart attack at just 66 years of age. Unbelievable. Sad. I was¬†eight years old … Continued

Christmas Under Attack

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The all-to-familiar attacks on Christmas are ¬†popping up again this year from sea to shining sea. The latest report comes from a United States post office in Silver Spring, Maryland where carolers were told by a postal manager on Saturday that they were not allowed to sing on government property. Todd Starnes reported the story, … Continued