The death of a home

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The death of a home   I looked out the kitchen window this afternoon and noticed the house across the street was nothing more than a pile of broken rubble.  For a moment I was sad.  I don’t know why.  I had never met the people who lived in the house, nor did I know…

A Transgender Witness

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Psychiatrist Richard Corradi calls transgenderism a “contagion of mass delusion.” As a former transgender, I can tell you that Dr. Corradi is correct. Yet National Geographic magazine selected a trans-activist boy named Avery Jackson for the cover of its special January “Gender Revolution” issue—an image and publication that will only help promote this “contagion of mass delusion” around…

Talking to the homeless

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What do you say to a homeless person? CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY Advice from Catholic urban missionaries. It’s a common sight at a city intersection.  A man or a woman holds a cardboard sign: “Homeless, Hungry.  Please Give.  Anything Helps.” Most motorists, stopped at the light and eager to move on, just ignore the person. But…

Holiday Stress

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Have you ever noticed how challenging it is to spiritually prepare for Christmas? The weeks leading up to Christmas – the Advent season – are intended to be a time of preparation for Christmas, yet our seasonal to-do lists can often get in our way. Checking off all of the items on that list in…

Vatican Nativity Scene

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ROME – Just as with department store windows in the United States, reminders in Rome that Christmas is coming seem to start popping up earlier and earlier ever year. Of course Italians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but it’s worth pointing out that Turkey Day just happened and it feels like Christmas season is here. This week, for…