Monthly Archives: May 2009

posticon When Will You Die? by John Cali

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Ever ask yourself that question? I used to, but don’t any longer. I figure I’ll die when I’m ready, and not a moment sooner.

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The other day I came across an article and video on CBS News about a 112-year-old man in Great Falls, Montana, USA. At that age, Walter Breuning is the oldest man in America. Not terribly remarkable by itself. There have been older folks. But Walter is in near-perfect health and, as the article says, “.… Read more

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posticon Two Men on the Trail by John Cali

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This past USA presidential Inauguration Day I was out walking on the trail where I usually jog. It was such a beautiful mid-winter’s day, I wanted to enjoy it before arctic weather descended upon us once again.

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About a mile down the trail I saw a tall thin man walking slowly ahead of me with his little dog. As I came abreast of them the man turned and greeted me. His eyes were filled with sadness and I could feel his heavy energy.… Read more

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posticon Celibacy and Other Vows by John Cali

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You may have heard about the recent controversy surrounding Reverend Alberto Cutie (pronounced koo-tee-ay), a popular Roman Catholic priest in Florida. It seems Father Cutie was caught on film in some steamy scenes with a lovely lady in a bikini.

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As a former Roman Catholic who almost became a priest, I found Father Cutie’s situation interesting, to say the least.

The celibacy debate within the walls of the Vatican and beyond has been raging for centuries. Yet the church has stubbornly stuck to its requirement of celibacy vows for new priests.… Read more

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