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Christ has risen alleluia! May you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter. Chrystus zmartwychwstał alleluja! Niech wszyscy mają wspaniałe i błogosławione Wielkanoc.

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President Barack Hussein Obama has made many statement’s throughout his two-terms (six-years) in office. The vast majority of these were innocuous whilst others were somewhat more scandalous, for varying reasons; but this is to be expected when one’s considered the “Leader of the Free-World”. Sadly, however, his latest statement’s, which were uttered from the dais at the NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST, fall in-line with the latter. Specifically, it was there that he condemned   Read More ...

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Dear Friends, In today’s Gospel, we listened to the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus. In this story, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up the mountain and gives them a glimpse of resurrected life. This is a story we listen to each year on this second Sunday in Lent. Why is this It is because during Lent we are making our way to Jerusalem with Jesus, preparing ourselves to   Read More ...

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Dear Friends, Recently the music world lost one of its most beloved and iconic figures, Pete Seeger. For those of us old enough to know Pete, we remember him as a gentle giant of American Folk music. Pete was instrumental in helping to create a whole folk culture in the 50’s and 60’s that opened up the movement to bring a real consciousness to music and an awareness of the   Read More ...

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The holiday season has come and gone in a collective spasm. The seemingly unending rows of mouth-watering foods that fill the table and trays of family-members and friends on THANKSGIVING; the joyful sight of tree’s adorned with exquisite ornaments and marvelous lights, along with the miles-long wishlists that are dutifully delivered by the tiny hands and hopeful eyes of children on CHRISTMAS; and the river’s of alcohol that are soaked   Read More ...

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Dear Friends, This past week, thousands of people and leaders from all over the world, gathered to remember and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. Watching the news coverage and observing his life, both trials and triumphs over the years, it occurs to me that there are many ways in which his vision for the people of  South Africa and the world reflects that of Pope Francis and the message   Read More ...

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Christmas-time has arrived. The weather outside is crisp and cool; holiday tunes fill the airwaves; and festive decorations clamor for our attention. Accompanying these traditional ornamentation’s and their respective customs are another, which have become far more emblematic and widespread than “chestnuts roasting on an open fire”, and these are the innumerable trade magazines advertising their “finest” wares; television personalities with well-manicured features and industrial-strength teeth-whitened smiles advising us on what   Read More ...

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Dear Friends, Last Friday, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy- November 22, 1963. As always, it is so hard to believe that so many years have passed since that tragic event. I remember it as if it were yesterday. I remember sitting in my eighth grade classroom when we received word that the President had been shot in Dallas. Moments later, we were solemnly told   Read More ...

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 The tiny nation of the Kingdom of Belgium is making waves with a very recent, and shocking, proposition that is currently floating through the hallowed halls of their legislative branches of government. Specifically: “In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done.” {1}  As the attached quotation and article   Read More ...

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The revelations coming out of numerous major news-sources is that the United States of America, through its many intelligence services, “spied on [the] Vatican in run-up to conclave.” {1} It is specifically alleged by the Italian weekly magazine, Panorama, which is set to publish these claims in the 10/31/2013 paper, that: “[T]he NSA is reported to have tapped the phonecalls of Vatican officials and senior prelates before and during the Conclave,   Read More ...

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