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Were we supposed to learn a specific lesson from Irma and Harvey?*

“Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears — of everything that concerns you.” — St. Alphonsus Liguori Officially, the annual hurricane season begins June 1 and ends on November 30, and every year we … Continue reading

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The “Protector” Saint of the Mexican Border*

By Larry Peterson Since there is so much discussion about the Mexican border I thought I would share this column I wrote about two months ago. Meet St.Toribio Romo,The Protector of the Mexican Border. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sometime during the early summer … Continue reading

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Euthanasia–Celebrating the Destruction of God’s Greatest Gift—Life

IT MAKES SENSE TO ME Euthanasia (aka assisted suicide), is a pathetic concept promoted under the guise of compassion, mercy and kindness. It is no such thing. Euthanasia is not compassionate. It is not merciful. And it is not kind. … Continue reading

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The Bible Has the Best Writing Prompts

by Larry Peterson As a cradle Catholic who went to twelve years of Catholic school “waaaaay” back in the ’50s and ’60s, I can say without hesitation that my education in the Bible and about the Bible and of the … Continue reading

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The “Shameful Silence” Ignores Evil

“Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran theologian in Germany during the reign of Adolf Hitler. His book, The Cost of Discipleship, has become a classic. Focusing on the “Sermon on … Continue reading

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Does Legalizing “Same-Sex Marriage” also Legalize the “Three Parent Family”?

A blog I wrote on “same-sex marriage” was included in the Roundup on May 13. This post is on the same topic. The outcome of the pending court decision can profoundly change our Catholic freedom as we know it. The potential … Continue reading

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