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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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Go to Church, Justin Bieber

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TCC’s own Anna Keating responds to Justin Bieber’s comments about Christians not needing to go to church. She writes, “I go to Mass week after week, like a drunk goes to AA, because I need to. I don’t usually feel like it, and occasionally I miss, but mostly I keep coming back to get my chip.” Read it in First Things here: Go to Church, Justin Bieber

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The Church welcomes sinners

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Some Christians act like church is a private club for people who excel at following rules. In his most recent homily Pope Francis, once again tells it like it is, and calls this “heresy.” If the Church excluded sinners, he says, it would be empty. Read his remarks from Catholic News Service here: The Church welcomes Sinners

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Pope Calls Global Warming Sin, Adds Work of Mercy

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Pollution in China

On this World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, recall that it was Pope Benedict XVI who first named polluting the environment a mortal sin. Pope Francis’ full remarks here: Francis’ Message on World Day of Prayer for Creation. Summary here: Pope Calls Global Warming Sin

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