Archive | June, 2015

The voice lives on

June 19, 2015

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I’ve wanted to say something about the murder of nine church-goers in South Carolina, but my words only rang like cliches. Instead, I’ve chosen to post this video of the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the killer’s victims. He talked to visitors about his church’s history, which was born in resistance to the very kind […]

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The real drama behind a landmark encyclical

June 17, 2015

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It’s a made-for-television-news drama, featuring a benevolent new pope from the Global South as its hero. He defies expectations, champions the poor, defends the environment, and throws caution to the wind when he releases a revolutionary encyclical begging humanity to halt its march down calamity’s path. Old-line guardians, fearing chaos and church splits, wistfully long for […]

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Feel the life in the music

June 9, 2015

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Wanna see the healing power of music? Sign-on as a part-time caregiver for elderly clients. Bring your smart phone, tap the Pandora ap and select the Vivaldi channel — or maybe Benny Goodman or Glen Miller or Duke Ellington, or any other band to which they once danced before bidding loved-ones goodbye and boarding a ship bound for war.

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