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Link for 07/21/17


The news of Sean Spicer's departure is causing all of Washington to speculate about the inner battles of the Trump White House. But, there is only one question: Who will play new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Saturday Night Live? We also now know one thing about the history of this epic. Melissa McCarthy will be remembered forevermore as the best ever impersonator of a political figure, better than Dana Carvey as Papa Bush, better than Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford. One last time:

Links for 07/20/17


Last night, the news media played into President Trump's hands, leading with his criticism of his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions. This morning, Sessions said he has not plans to resign. Of course not: Sessions understand what none of us did all last year, that Trump plays by a different set of rules, he doesn't care how things look so much as he cares that people are focused on him and distracted from his failures.

Links for 07/19/17


At Salt & Light, Fr. Tom Rosica, CSB, explains that the book "Building a Bridge: How tha Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity," by Fr. Jim Martin, S.J., coheres with his own pastoral experience. Good things happen when people abandon Manichaean dualism! Expect Fr. Rosica to be attacked by a broadside from the right field bleachers!


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July 14-27, 2017