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Most people are involved in a little bit of comparison shopping everywhere they go. Will it be strawberries or blueberries this week with breakfast? Depends on the current market value. Some things are more affordable on a certain day of the week, like hotel rates or plane tickets. Other things are cheaper at a particular time of day: the matinee price vs. the 7 o'clock showing of a movie. Shopping off-season is the best time to get the good prices on clothes or sports equipment. But some deals . . .
World news in light of the Good News for Sunday, July 27, 2014
Preaching the News
Field of death leaves many questions
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,” says Jesus in this Sunday’s gospel. Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine agreed Monday to allow the bodies of 298 people that lay for days in a field to be evacuated, a significant movement to end the standoff after the crash of Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur which left its victims strewn in open fields.
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...