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God’s special concern for the poor

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This is the fourth in a series of articles, by The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New … Continued

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This is the first in a series of articles by The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New … Continued

A holiday of contradictions

“Water symbolizes Your might…It reassures, with its drops, those in whom was blown the breath of life.” Jewish Prayer for … Continued

True Love

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