8.30
TCC Playlist: Bowl of Oranges by Bright Eyes

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Conor Oberst aka Bright Eyes Conor Oberst aka Bright Eyes grew up in Omaha Nebraska where he went to Catholic school. Though he is no longer a believer,  his Catholic upbringing shows up in his songwriting. We recommend the track “Bowl of Oranges” in which he sings, “I came upon a doctor, who appeared in quite poor health. I said, ‘There is nothing that I can do for you, you can do for yourself.’ He said ‘Oh yes you can, just hold my hand, I think that would help.’ So I sat with him a while then I asked him how he felt. He said, ‘I think I’m cured, in fact I’m sure.’ Thank you stranger, ‘For your therapeutic smile’.” Watch the video after the jump:

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8.29
Memorial of the Martyrdom of John the Baptist

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Salome Receiving the Head of St. John the Baptist For today’s memorial we recommend the painting “Salome Receiving the Head of St. John the Baptist” by Bernardo Luini. Our own Melissa Musick writes, “The story [of the beheading of John the Baptist] illustrates how sin begets sin. Unwilling to acknowledge her sin, Herodias demands, rather, that anyone who mentions her sin be silenced.” Read more after the jump:

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8.28
TCC Video: This 99-Year-Old Woman Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need

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Lillian Weber

99-year-old Lillian Weber makes a dress every day for a child in need. So far she has made over 840 dresses for the Christian organization Little Dresses for Africa. Read her inspiring story about practicing the works of mercy at The Huffington Post here: This 99-Year-Old Woman Makes a New Dress Every Single Day for a Child in Need. Watch a video about her after the jump:

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8.27
Misc: How the Saints Help My Children Understand the Children in Iraq

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The Johnson kids

Melissa Johnson, a homeschooling mother of five in Atlanta, Georgia, writes for The Catholic Catalogue about how teaching her children about the saints has helped them understand the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. Read more after the jump:

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