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And With Your Spirit–of ’76

Dear Anne, What could possibly be better than being Catholic?  Why, being an American Catholic, of course!  In the spirit of Independence Day, I offer you some, ahem, “important” moments in Catholic American history. 1649: The Maryland Toleration Act is passed. Contrary to popular belief, this act mandated religious freedom for Catholics in the colony, not… Continue reading And With Your Spirit–of ’76

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Beach Body or Body of Christ?

      Dear Susan, Most Americans would rather have dental work than go bathing suit shopping, according to a 2011 survey by Anytime Fitness. Thanks go to Pope Francis for inadvertently taking the heat off this bikini season, otherwise known by the quaint, nonjudgmental, unisex term “summer.” The Pope can’t seem to speak without causing controversy… Continue reading Beach Body or Body of Christ?