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March 31. 2013 8:20PM
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Will Secret Service target the Easter Bunny next?


Thank goodness we now know who is responsible for the cancellation of the White House tours. According to President Obama, this was a decision made by the Secret Service. I had no idea it was so powerful. It determined that after having done its budget, it would be cost-effective to close the White House for tours. Hint to Press Secretary: check with the Secret Service before taking responsibility for anything.


I have an idea! Why not include it in the decision-making process with regards to the national debt. Both the Democrats and Republicans could use their help.


However, they may need the extra quarters to buy the eggs used at the White House Easter egg hunt. Oh no, the humanity! Could the Easter Bunny be next?


Fran Spencer

Nanticoke

Anticipating Pope Francis will engaging, enlighten


Today I looked up two religious terms in an online dictionary. I was doing some needed faith-self-education. I try to learn about Jesus – a goal not unlike a New Years resolution. There is about 2000 years of material to scrutinize! How does this apply to the Catholic Church and the new pope, Pope Francis?


Here are the two definitions. Charism is any talent that comes from God’s love to be used for the good of our fellow humans. We can say that Pope Francis has been given the gift or charism, of attentiveness to the poor.


The second term is Magisterium. Magisterium is the teaching part of the church. Pope Francis will teach the other leaders of the flock and the flock itself. The Magisterium, with the Pope, will craft new church laws and decrees. This will help mother church by guiding it along – not unlike a child struggling to learn a difficult subject.


I grappled with learning multiplication or times tables. The church’s primary teacher is Pope Francis.


My teacher used the charism of making our studies exciting with flash cards; some with interesting pictures on them. The new Pontiff will bring with him, 76 years of Jesus enlightenment to assure there is an interesting and exciting body of belief!


Mae Morrow

Wilkes-Barre




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