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Lou Jacquet

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Easter season offers opportunity to hear resurrection stories anew Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:42

No matter how many times we hear or read that Easter, not Christmas, is the primary feast of the Church year, we cannot deny that Christmas gets more attention. There is probably little that can be done about this for a variety of reasons. You’ll also hear people arguing the issue of which is the greater feast. As a former high school debater who has been known to engage in the occasional argument to this day, I understand and appreciate the exchange and both sides’ legitimate points.

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Thinking about Good Friday, Easter and ‘the brotherhood of flesh and blood’ Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:26

A year ago I reached a milestone in age – which milestone is not that important – which has made me aware that this past decade has been a period of discovery.

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An open letter to President Trump: It’s time to govern Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:39

Dear President Trump:

I’m guessing that you don’t generally read the Catholic Exponent, but because of your well-known awareness of media reports about you, I’m hopeful that these thoughts find their way to you. I’m writing not as a partisan but as a guy who simply wants his president to succeed. I may not have been one of your supporters but I have to admire your beating the odds. And you seem to be making an effort to keep your promises – notably your Supreme Court nomination, your support for the annual March for Life and your trying to preserve blue-collar jobs. Some of your promises are more problematic but I’m trying to stay positive.

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Giving up something for Lent – traditional or not traditional Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:18

Almost 30 years back, I struck up a friendship with a colleague from the Jewish press who wanted to reprint something that I had written about the controversy over Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. We have since corresponded and chatted on the phone and talked about many different topics.

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