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A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy

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A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy

A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy Roseanne Barr said something stupidly racist about Valerie Jarrett and Jarrett responded saying we should take it as a “teaching moment.” But what kind of “teaching moment” can we have in an America that is deeply divided, caught in the middle between extremist politics…

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One week into Lent, sweet reminder

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One week into Lent, sweet reminder

One week into Lent, sweet reminder Paczki Day was very popular in Chicago and the suburbs By Steve Metsch Visiting a bakery at 6 a.m. is not something Carlos Medina ordinarily does. But Feb. 13 was no ordinary day. “It’s Fat Tuesday. It’s to celebrate the start of Lent,” Medina said as he stood in…

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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs The Rev. William “Billy” Franklin Graham Jr. died this week at the age of 99. During his life, Graham once held the Palestinian Christians of Bethlehem in the highest esteem. And when my mother passed through one of his evangelical conventions one day, Graham held her hand high up…

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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Religion: Simbang Gabi 2017 25th Year Silver Anniversary

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Religion: Simbang Gabi 2017 25th Year Silver Anniversary

Local Catholic Parishes to Host Advent Masses By Steve Neuhaus @stephenneuhaus / twitter Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Catholic tradition of celebrating a novena (series of nine) of Advent evening Masses. It is meant to help Filipino-American and other Catholics in the area to intensify their spiritual preparation for the grace-filled celebration of Christmas. Masses…

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