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The great debate
All the world loves a debate. When two sides square off—across the family dinner table, at a staff meeting, or on the stage of presidential hopefuls—a thrill of tension ripples around the room. Who will get the better of the argument? Will truth win out over clever rhetoric? As a debate gets underway, some of us harden ourselves against all evidence in favor of a predetermined viewpoint. Others discover a new openness to the opposing perspective, and may change our minds or at least soften our hearts with greater understanding. ...
World news in light of the Good News for Sunday, October 26, 2014
Preaching the News
» Educate, don’t intimidate, immigrant children– The mandate in this Sunday’s first reading is clear: "You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt.” The message has not gotten through to many public school districts nationwide, where students are being turned away . . .
» Concern mounts over air-bag safety– In the reading from the Book of Exodus this Sunday, the Lord delivers fair warning that if we harm the most defenseless among us, there will be consequences. The makers of air bags . . .
The standard size of a soft drink has increased from 6.5 ounces to 20 ounces since the 1950s.
Source: Harvard School of Public Health
Participation is more than a laughing matter
A rabbi, minister, and a priest went into bar . . . we know a joke is going to follow, don’t we? We even get ready to laugh a little and reset our tension and stress a bit. That is what both good ecumenism and interfaith dialogue are also about. It can only happen when we know and are comfortable in our identity as Catholics . . . Read more...