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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
» Downed airliner heightens Ukraine crisis– “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,” says Jesus in this Sunday’s gospel. In a significant movement to end the standoff after the crash last week of Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that left its victims strewn in open fields, . . .
» Child of the slums grows up to be Indonesia’s next president– In the reading from 1st Kings this Sunday, Solomon asks the Lord for “an understanding heart,” when he assumes his leadership role, “for who is able to govern this vast people of yours?” Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta whose common touch has made him a political phenomenon, will need a similar wise heart . . .
“I thought I was going to bed with the devil. But I’ve learned that a lot of (border control agents) are risking their lives to help people not die.”
—--Carlo Nicolau, composer, on being asked how he feels after being commissioned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to write a song in Spanish discouraging Latinos from hopping freight trains to travel from southern Mexico to the U.S. border
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The Bible is the number one shoplifted book of all time.
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...