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This land was made for you and me

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

During the dusty, hot June of 1858, Abraham Lincoln addressed the Illinois Republican convention as their candidate for the U.S. Senate. In a... (Read more)

Citizens, not sheep

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man... (Read more)
Legislatures in Washington, New Jersey and Maryland are now considering whether to redefine what marriage is. The Washington Senate has already... (Read more)

The Declaration: Our apple of gold

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

Bishops from the dioceses of Baltimore, Washington and Military Services were in Rome last week, making their requisite ad limina visit to Rome to... (Read more)

Facial Recognition

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

It took all Advent and Christmas, but I’m finally accustomed to responding, “And with your spirit” each of the five times it’s required of us at... (Read more)

The Night of Las Posadas

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

I slammed the door on Joseph and Mary the other night. That was after I threatened to slap them. It wasn’t a renunciation of faith, but an... (Read more)

Ecstasy on the Cabin John Bridge

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

It was Advent fifteen years ago when I went to heaven. Not literally: I’m too carnal to be making mystic claims for myself. Rather, I experienced... (Read more)

Are we having fun yet?

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

“Are we having fun yet?” has become a common means of asserting: no, we aren’t. As whining goes, it’s light-hearted enough, but I can’t help... (Read more)

Carnac & the Four Last Things

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

Remember Carnac the Magnificent? He was the recurring character on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” who could “magically” divine the answers to... (Read more)

God’s Pope

By Rebecca Ryskind Teti

Fifty-three years ago this month, Pope Pius XII passed away. On the 50th anniversary, his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, celebrated Mass to mark... (Read more)

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