"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Two historic South Boston parishes targeted for closure: Is this a case of what's known in House of Cards as "putting a bit of stick about?" Is the chancery sending a message to the local parish councils that they better fish or cut bait on deciding which parishes to close – otherwise the two biggest, best-known and most politically-connected parishes will be the first to go?
Interesting to note that renovation costs are cited. Will traditional dollar-in-the-collection-basket parishioners have to start thinking of doing their own fundraising to keep some of these great but physically ailing churches going? How much of a factor has the Americans with Disabilities Act been in the prohibitive cost of renovating such landmarks?
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Have a problem to be solved? Violence in Ulster? Putting together a bid for the Red Sox? Disney stockholders rebelling? Need a respected world statesman to put a good face on things while lending needed gravitas?
Then Rent-a-George Mitchell is for you. One pictures the former Senate majority leader being wheeled from boardroom to boardroom by dolly.
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Famous politicos tend to keep a low profile in church, but an exception was the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who used to usher at Mass.
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Hilaire Belloc said: “If I had known there is no Latin word for tea, I would have left the vulgar stuff alone.
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Postaprint Ltd is not shipping at the moment, but their site has a wealth of Spy prints, woodcuts from the Illustrated London News, and antiquarian images in categories from otters to poets laureate. (Or is that poet laureates?)