‘Sweet Baby Jesus’…is a beer?

What does it say about us when a company blasphemes the name of Jesus in order to sell beer in mainstream markets—and succeeds?

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Unburdened in the New Year

“Burdened.”  Not a word typically linked with the first few days of the new year.  More likely we think about a fresh start, firm resolutions, or even diets. Why begin the year talking about our burdens? The Magnificat, my handy prayer companion day in and day out, brought me these words on this first evening…