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U.N.’s Dag Hammarskjöld: Negotiating With God

“In our age, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.” –Dag Hammarskjöld U.S. Secretary-General, 1953-1961 Dag Hammarskjöld. Dag Hammarskjöld. Dag Hammarskjöld. It’s funny how sometimes a childhood memory pierces through years of overlaid data and forces its way into the present.  I was a young child—in early elementary school, I suppose—when […]

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Once again, President Obama has disregarded the strongly held beliefs and moral convictions of a majority of the American people.  He did this on February 23, while at the same time running roughshod over the Constitution of the United States.  This latest show of presidential chutzpah:  Mr. Obama ordered the Department of Justice to stop […]

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THE PRINCE OF PEACE – He’s Still Knocking, But Is Anyone at the U.N. Listening?

My mother was not an art aficionado. Perhaps I’ve forgotten—but aside from a crucifix and s viagra without prescription ome First Communion photos of us kids, I don’t remember anything distinctive gracing the walls in our 1950s bungalow. But then came the Cuban Missile Crisis. In October 1962, during the Cold War, the Cuban and […]

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? Our Government’s Lopsided Policies Toward the Developmentally Disabled: You Can’t Call Them a Name, But You Can Kill Them at Will

It would be laughable, were it not so tragic. On October 5, 2010, President Obama signed into law S. 2781, “Rosa’s Law.” Introduced by Sen. Barbara Mikulski in 2009, Rosa’s Law changes references in many Federal statutes that currently refer to “mental retardation” to refer, instead, to “intellectual disability.” This is well and good. We […]

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“THE MAN OF THE HOUSE” – A Tribute to Henry Hyde, and Happy Birthday Wishes to Marie Bellet

With what she calls her “housewife songs,” Marie Bellet touches on matters of the heart with wisdom and grace. This selection, The Man of the House, honors one of America’s heroes of the modern era, Congressman Henry Hyde.  Happy Birthday, Marie!

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