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“That’s life.” “What’s life?” “Life’s a magazine.” “How much does it cost?” “$1.95” “But, I don’t have $1.95” “That’s life.” *     *     *     *     * A Guest Blog by Deacon Jerry Schiffer Life. And Death. Eternal companions on this earthly walk. Earthly companions on this eternal walk. Companions that my wife Kathy and I encountered […]

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PURGATORY AND PRESUMPTION: Please Don’t Forget to Pray For Me!

Let’s play a game.  Let’s imagine you’re dead.  You ate a rotten peanut, or you took a bullet for your best friend, or you stumbled onto a busy roadway on a dark and stormy night….  It doesn’t really matter how it happened—but now here you are, spiraling and spinning toward eternity, lining up for your […]

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HEARTSONGS: The Story of Matti Stepanek Will Knock Your Socks Off

Requiem in Sea Oh, to call the conch my home . . . Stormy-smoothed tunnels of Kaleidosco how to teach a child phonics pe walls spiraling into Pearl-shimmered dyes, Ever-changing with the light Of the sun, of the moon, Of the tide, and the gloaming, And surging, and sighing, Of the sea . . . […]

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WHERE THE LOVE OF GOD GOES: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the waves turn the minutes to hours…

–Gordon Lightfoot, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

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