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Bill Kassel
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A Tale of Two Hats
AMID POLITICAL DIVISIVENESS
WE NEED TO TALK AND LISTEN
John Pavlovitz is a minister, a writer, and a rising star of liberal Protestantism. His blog, “Stuff that Needs to Be Said,” has a wide readership, and his books are prominent among Amazon.com’s Christian Living titles.
He seems like a thoug...
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Praise Be to God!
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
WINS 2018 LILY AWARD
I’m honored to announce that my novel about the family of Jesus, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, has received the 2018 Catholic Arts & Letters Award — known as the “Lily” — from the Catholic Writers Guild.
The award was announced Wednesday, August 1, at the Catho...
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Colluding for Peace
HELSINKI WASN’T GREAT
BUT IT WAS A START
Have you noticed how people who insist the United States should have no borders are obsessing over Russian threats to our national interest?
Of course, one could ask if we have a national interest, by their definition.
For that matter, are we even a n...
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Can’t Help Themselves
CALLING TRUMP A RACIST
MARS THANEDAR CAMPAIGN
Shri Thanedar (pronounced “Shree Tannadar”) burst onto the Michigan political scene with a self-funded, $80,000 Super Bowl TV spot for the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
That first ad succeeded brilliantly. It not only gained visibility for the 63-...
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History’s Highways
WE GOT GOOD DIRECTIONS
FROM THE NATION’S FOUNDERS
The following reflection is adapted from an essay I posted on this blog for Independence Day 2014…
One summer during college I worked for the Bucks County Historical Tourist Commission. My job was to drive around eastern Pennsylvania and n...
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Fr. Joe Krupp
A GIFTED PRIEST
MOVES ON
Hardly a day goes by without someone pontificating on how to achieve a “proper” worshipful atmosphere at Mass.
You have your advocates of “sanctity.” You have your advocates of “welcoming.”
You have your organ music lovers. You have your guitar fans.
And don’t even go nea...
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A Fifth Column?
RELIGION IS BEING USED
AS A WHIP AGAINST TRUMP
There are certain Facebook pages I visit regularly to keep up with the topics that agitate folks on the Progressive Left. And I’ve discovered something quite interesting…
If you want to encourage a lefty agnostic to read the Bible, tell him it’s a gr...
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Memo to Robert De Niro
WHY ARE MOVIE STARS
SO BUGGED WITH TRUMP?
Dear Bob,
Okay, I get it. You don’t like The Donald. Your outburst at the Tony Awards made that clear.
I’m not surprised. There’s a lot of anti-Trump stuff going around.
But let me ask you:
Do you really think “F-ck Trump!” brings new clarity to the curre...
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A Teaching Moment
ROSANNE & SAMANTHA
HIGHLIGHT BIAS & IRONY
I’m old enough to remember when folks in the entertainment business tried to avoid saying offensive things — or to avoid being heard saying them. If something problematic did get out, stars and their PR minions would scramble to clean up after the...
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Just Catching Up
IRELAND COMPLETES
ITS QUIET REVOLUTION

How interesting it’s been — no, revealing, actually — to observe the absolute glee with which Ireland’s legalization of abortion has been met.
Facebook is awash in photos and video footage of people celebrating wildly.
There appears to be no mixed emotion...
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