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TCC Playlist: Life Away From the Garden by Damien Jurado

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Damien Jurado

“When in doubt I put my hand in Your side.”

In “Life Away From the Garden” Damien Jurado sings about our fallenness and tendency to sin, and the desire to be once again childlike, “light and free.” Jurado is a Christian and religious themes often appear in his cryptic and sometimes psychedelic catalogue. Listen after the jump:

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US Catholic Bishops on Refugee Ban

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The Lord Jesus fled the tyranny of Herod.

Read the USCCB on President Trump’s refugee ban: USCCB on Refugee Ban. Be cautious of Catholics who claim to be more Catholic than the Pope. Many American Catholics seem to think Pope Francis is a fool, but we’re all called to be fools for Christ, so perhaps there are worse things.

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TCC Reads: “The Collar” and “Love III” by George Herbert

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Sometimes it helps to read some old poetry. The poems of the Englishman George Herbert meant a lot to me growing up because they capture the experience of being pursued by God even when you are trying to escape. Read “The Collar” and “Love III” after the jump:

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Helping the Homeless is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Dorothy Day

“Me, you, everyone – should take care of them.”

In the early Church caring for the homeless was everyone’s responsibility, maybe it still is. Rick Hampson writes about the American Catholic radical, Servant of God Dorothy Day, and the idea of personalism in USA Today here: Helping the Homeless is Everyone’s Responsibility

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