On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

272 words. The thing I remember most about the Gettysburg Address is that I couldn’t remember all of it, as I stood before the rest of my pack, and our parents, during some event or other somewhere well back in my dark and misty past. I have recovered from my shame, but the memory remains as one of a few which immediately rise upon reflection. Just one of those things of personal import that no one else cares about. I suppose we all have a few of those little morsels of memory stowed away.
That recollection returned once again as I came upon this article from the Tribune recently. Those of my readers who reside near my old Adams-York County stomping grounds will find many familiar references to the locale. If you’re close by, it’s a good trip to make.

Taking the Kids — to Gettysburg on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address – chicagotribune.com.

What’s it all about? (apologies to Alfie)

Matthew Warner has done a wonderful thing recently; he’s begun a year-long effort to encourage us to read, yes read, actually read the Catholic Catechism. You know, the rulebook. What is, and what isn’t Catholic teaching. It’s all there, full of footnotes, sidenotes, Scripture references galore. It’s big. Some may think it’s too big. So Matt has decided to make it easy on us.

Hie three to flocknote and sign up www.flocknote.com/catechism It’s free and it’s a grand idea. Daily emails. It began on Oct 11th, so hop on the wagon quick. You can catch up easily, or just jump on where you find yourself.

God bless you. This is the easiest was to discover What The Church Teaches from the source.

Did Obama administration discriminate against Catholic group by denying trafficking grant? – Jill Stanek

I’m getting to enjoy her blog more and more. The subjects aren’t fun, but the writing is outstanding. You go, Ms. Stanek.

Did Obama administration discriminate against Catholic group by denying trafficking grant? – Jill Stanek.

And for those who wonder about the Catholic Church’s larger role in our society, check out the video called Epic 120 at Catholics Come Home.

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