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Weekend Roundup - News & Views - 3/25/17

The Catholic church has a hard time enlisting people to be “godparents” at infant baptisms because one of the requirements is that they attend mass every Sunday. 507 more words


Fatima 2017 - Capitalizing on religious fervor

One of the high points for the Roman Catholic church this year will definitely be when pope Francis visits Fatima, Portugal on May 12th and 13th in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the alleged appearance of Mary to the three children there in 1917. 435 more words


Pious Roman Catholic, Bill "Mr. Big" McCormack, and the bloody docks of NYC

I recently posted a general review of the 1954 landmark film, “On the Waterfront” (see here), but I would like to further explore some of the historical and religious aspects of the movie that were mentioned in the “Who Is Mr. 525 more words


A Sacrifice of Praise

On May 1, 2016, my son stopped breathing.

He had climbed onto a small wooden chair in the kitchen, trying to see what his sisters were doing. 508 more words


Supreme Court Justices In The Pews and On The Bench - Where Neil Gorsuch Fits In

Steven K. Green,
Willamette University

On Jan. 31, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court occasioned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. 1,369 more words



BLOG 342 March 20, 2017

            For 2,000 years, the tension between Christians and Jews has grown out of the way each side views the person of Jesus of Nazareth. 474 more words

Middle East

Seize the opportunity as it comes (Reflection on third sunday of Lent)

The woman has many times been to Jacob’s spring to fetch water, but this particular day she meets Jesus, talking to him and everything is new for her. 146 more words