Human Failings

“Scared to death” Vermont advocates a shelter rally

Sent: 09/21/2021 / 1:18 PM EDT / Updated: 09/21/2021 / 1:19 PM EDT MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) – An 84-day emergency housing benefit extension expires this week for more than 540 Vermont households. Vermont Legal Aid (VLA) and housing advocates are asking the state for more time. Over 540 Vermont households …

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on the trail of Thomas Mann’s hidden longings

Colm Tóibín is a cosmopolitan whose literary range makes him appear less rootless than capable of putting down roots everywhere. In the 1980s he set novels in Argentina (The Story of the Night) and Catalonia after the Civil War (The South) to music, borrowing characters from both Greek tragedy (House …

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Yoruba doesn’t like each other

DIALOGUE WITH NIGERIA BY AKIN OSUNTOKUN As Nigeria’s ideological statement, the prioritization of consumer policy over development policy gained momentum after the action group’s crisis and the resulting controversial struggle between the deceased chiefs Obafemi Awolowo and Ladoke Akintola in the 1960s. Awolowo resigned as Prime Minister of the Western …

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Politics and prayer

It would be surprising if it wasn’t. Politics and election campaigns in our beautiful country are almost as bitter as in the south of our border. An interesting letter to the editor last week Wellington Advertiser suggested that if you doubt “your side” is as mean to their opponents as …

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Divine splendor and human frailty

People often worry about how long they will live on this earth. We take care of our health in many ordinary and extraordinary ways. 09/11/2021 By Msgr. James GnanapiragasamPeople often worry about how long they will live on this earth. We take care of our health in many ordinary and …

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