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Brennan truly was a ‘beloved priest’

The stories reporting the death of Father Joseph Brennan characterized him as a “beloved priest” of the Diocese of Lafayette. It is an apt characterization. He was a counselor to saints and a friend to sinners.
“He had a real knack for finding the lost sheep,” Father Curtis Mallet said. “He had an ability to find just the way to approach them [with] words of comfort and wisdom.”

Rick Jensen

This week’s profiles in political courage!

\Arizona Republican Jeff Flake proudly stood before America and crowed, “Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been much on my mind, at a moment when it seems that our democracy is more defined by our discord and our dysfunction than it is by our values and our principles.”
And so, Flake announced he will not run for re-election because his principles require him to run away from a fight.

JFK assassination controversy still rages

After almost 54 years, the controversy about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still rages today.
The question at the center of the debate is the roll of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the heinous crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities?

Michael Reagan

Time to end Hollywood’s creeps

We know Hollywood moguls are infamous for taking advantage of aspiring young actresses.
The movie producer’s casting couch has been a “tradition” since Tinsel Town began.
But Harvey Weinstein must be setting some kind of record. His sexual rap sheet gets longer every day.
Since the New York Times broke the stories about his serial misconduct earlier this month, more than 40 actresses, studio workers and models have come forward to accuse the powerful producer of everything from sexual harassment to rape.

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