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Bill Kassel
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The Deaths of the Innocents
MEMORIAL DAY IS A GOOD TIME FOR
CAREFUL THINKING ABOUT TERRORISM
The carnage at that Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England has brought forth some really stupid statements. For instance, interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN, terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank shared that…
“in recent...
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Whatever He Damn Well Pleases
TRUMP’S FIRST PRIORITY
IS SELF-CONTROL
Donald Trump is learning a fundamental truth of life — that our greatest strengths often contain within them our profoundest weaknesses.
Certainly The Donald’s candor and spontaneity were tremendous assets during his campaign. People loved that...
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The Coulter Effect
BLOCKING ANN COULTER
IS HAVING CONSEQUENCES
Ann Coulter is a force of nature.
I had occasion to interview her once, sitting in as guest host on Ave Maria Radio’s flagship talk show, “Kresta In the Afternoon.” I asked her an opening question, the content of which escapes me now.
And that was...
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The O’Reilly Factor
MORAL LAPSES HELP THE
ANTI-TRUMP CAMPAIGN
I emerge from the distractions of Easter Season to find that the world has been shaken. Bill O’Reilly is gone from Fox News.
A pillar of conservative punditry is brought low by that most common human frailty: sexual crudity.
I have no trouble imagining...
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Remembering
A SONG ABOUT THE LAST SUPPER
TO KICK OFF TRIDUUM OBSERVANCES
The first of my original song lyrics I posted after starting this blog focused on a key event of the Easter Triduum: the Last Supper. (I have reposted it in years since.)
The song was bit of conjecture about what one of the apostles...
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Reconsidering the Crucifixion
WHY JESUS DIED IS
OFTEN HARD TO GRASP
Why Jesus had to die on the cross is a question that becomes a major stumbling block for many people when they first consider the Christian story in a serious way.
It doesn’t seem to make sense that someone who touched people’s lives for the better, as Jesus...
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Don’t You Believe It!
JOURNALISTS SHAMELESSLY
ABANDONING THEIR ETHICS
Whatever you may feel about Donald Trump’s assertion that he was wiretapped during the election campaign, his claim has been treated by the media in an excessively skeptical way.
After all, it’s not like the Obama Administration didn’t engage in...
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Back to the Ashes
IT’S GOOD TO REMIND OURSELVES
OF OUR FLAWS AND FAILINGS
Ash Wednesday kicked of Lent last week. Perhaps some thoughts I posted back in 2014 would be of interest…
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I have to confess that there are certain Catholic pious practices I don’t entirely get.
It probably reflects the fact...
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Lenten Lift
A SIMPLE SONG FROM THE ’80s
TO AID YOUR LENTEN PRAYERS
Chomping down our last few bites of punchki (pączki), we now face the reality of Lent: 40 days of prayer and self-examination aimed at disposing ourselves properly for Easter joy.
While Lenten prayers tend to have a penitential character, we...
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A Journalistic Ideal
TRUMP GAVE THE MEDIA
AN OVERDUE SCOLDING
You think Donald Trump is exaggerating when he complains about the media being biased against him? Here’s Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts…
“Dear Mr. So-Called President:
“So let me explain to you how this works.
“You were elected as chief executive...
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