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Misc: Who Owns the Dead?

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cemetary

Our great-grandparents knew how to prepare a body for burial, hosted wakes in their homes, and dug graves. Should we consider taking more ownership of our dead? After all burying the dead is one of the works of mercy. More from The New Republic here: Who Owns the Dead?

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TCC Playlist: I Don’t Want to Get Adjusted to This World by Iris Dement

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Iris Dement

Iris Dement grew up in a Pentecostal family in Arkansas. In her music she grapples with faith and doubt. Her strange drawl can take some getting used to, but it’s beautiful and haunting too. A great choice for today’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (both of whom were martyred for their faith). Listen to “I Don’t Want to Get Adjusted to This World” and more after the jump:

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6.28
Misc: ‘He’s Jesus Christ’

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Dr. Tom Catena

“I see it as an obligation as a Christian to help.”

Dr. Tom Catena is a Roman Catholic missionary from Amsterdam who risks his life everyday for the people of Sudan who are being bombed. Read his story from The New York Times here: ‘He’s Jesus Christ’

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