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Mary Beth Bonacci
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I realize that, in polite society, it is considered hyperbolic and disrespectful and just downright bad form to compare any of our current social evils to the atrocities of Nazi Germany. Whatever … more
It has happened more than once. A friend comes to me, looking nervous, with something important to discuss. Sometimes he hems and haws. Sometimes he just blurts it out. He’s gay. He’s same-sex … more
Sometimes the opening is the hardest part. I’ve been sitting here for quite some time, trying to come up with a clever or profound or even just passable way to open an article about … more
I've been thinking a lot about God and "expectations." It started with Easter meditations. The Jews — and even the disciples — had very clear expectations about the Messiah. He was going to … more
As I write this, the church is observing Good Friday. Which means that, by the time you read this, Jesus will have risen, and we will be well into the Easter season. Apparently, after 25 years, I … more
I awoke one morning last week to the sad news that Brittany Maynard, the young woman with advanced brain cancer, followed through on her plans to end her life. I wish she hadn’t done it. I know … more
“In death, a human being emerges into the light of full reality and truth. He takes up that place which is truly his by right. The masquerade of living with its constant retreat behind posturings … more
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