Monthly Archives: December 2008

“Would you kill someone for a flat panel HDTV at half price?”

That was the lede sentence in a commentary in Our Sunday Visitor by Greg Erlandson. Headlined “Advent on the Precipice,” Erlandson recalls the “Black Friday” death of a Wal-Mart employee trampled by onrushing bargain-hunters and notes the importance of getting … Continue reading

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Update: Another reminiscence on Chicago school fire

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta, one of the four “Chicago guys” we wrote about in this blog last week, also wrote a column in The Georgia Bulletin in Atlanta of his own memories of the Our Lady of the … Continue reading

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Word to Life: Hearing God’s voice in unexpected places

More Word to Life columns. (Dec. 7, Second Sunday of Advent) Cycle B. Readings: 1) Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Psalm 85:9-14 2) 2 Peter 3:8-14 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 – – – By Jean Denton Catholic News Service Paul was 70 years … Continue reading

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Late AP reporter’s love for his Catholic faith

Retired AP reporter Hugh Mulligan, a Catholic who once considered the priesthood but chose journalism as his vocation, died recently from pancreatic cancer. He was 83. He was “a legendary storyteller” with a “wit as penetrating as his humor was revealing,” said Tom … Continue reading

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Another voice weighs in on FOCA

Last week we had a blog item and a news story on the chances — or lack thereof — that the next Congress would approve, and President-elect Obama would sign, the proposed Freedom of Choice Act, which would further loosen … Continue reading

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Four ‘Chicago guys’ mark 25 years as bishops

As The Georgia Bulletin in Atlanta notes in its latest edition: There’s no place like home, and when you can’t live there perhaps the next best thing may be sharing memories of it with friends. A cherished camaraderie has formed … Continue reading

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O Christmas tree…

VATICAN CITY — If you thought maneuvering your freshly cut Christmas tree from the car roof to the tree stand in the living room was a feat only for the bold and brawny, well, the Vatican has you beat. Half … Continue reading

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