JASPER JOTTINGS Week 13  - 2016 Mar 27    

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: KFC stands up for the underdog


KFC Stands Up For Transgender Woman Who Was Fired
by Good News Network - Mar 1, 2016

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Last week in Virginia, a transgender woman was given a job at a local KFC restaurant –and then had her heart broken within an hour as she was fired for being trans-gender.

The corporate headquarters of KFC soon stepped in and offered her a new job and fired the manager who discriminated against her.

Furthermore, the parent company of KFC, Yum Foods is committing to prevent any further discrimination.

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Sounds like that turned out OK.

We, as a society, need to stand up for fair treatment for all minorities because, in the end, we’re all minorities in some way or another.

Pastor Martin Niemöller warned us all!

Good work by the KFC leadership.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Making some changes


I’m finding that I’m doing more “work” on the weekly issue and less “fun”.

(1) I’m going to discontinue the Jasper Jottings Weekly blog. (Doesn’t generate any traffic.)

(2) Invite those on the Yahoo distribution list over to Mail Chimp. (Works better and easier for me.)

(3) Stop the effort to connect with folks on Google+. (Can’t say I’ve ever heard from anyone there.)

(4) Encourage more participation because the weekly issue keeps getting thinner. (Search engines are spotty at best.)

Your suggestions are welcome.

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MFACEBOOK: Flint, Michigan discussion 3/22 @ 330


Manhattan College Green Club · 15 hrs

Save the date: Tuesday, 3/22, 3:30-5pm

Flint Panel Discussion in Leo Scala Room

Hear from MC professors and get informed on what’s happening in Flint, Michigan!

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[JR: Should be interesting. If it’s not a political hatchet / witch hunt!]

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JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) corrects story


Louis Menchise
Mar 19 (1 day ago)

You Found Who or What?: Error on Jasper Jottings
What did you find?: James Brady was a Marine, not a soldier in the Army.

[JR: Thanks. Interesting catch.]

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Menchise, Louis (MC1987)

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MNEWS: An attendee from Alma Mater profiled



Venice man served as code breaker for Army
By Abby Weingarten, Herald-Tribune / Thursday, March 10, 2016
By James “Jim” Brady as told to Abby Weingarten

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Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1922, Jim Brady enlisted in the Army in 1942 during his third year at Manhattan College. Because of his background in Latin and Spanish, as well as his high IQ, Brady was assigned to a language-based position in military intelligence. Brady learned to read and write Japanese code, and to translate Japanese messages into English. He was discharged in 1946, and later embarked on a career in housing and land development. Now 94, Brady lives in Venice with his wife, Peg, of 67 years.

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I recognize “attendees” on the theory “if it’s important to some to mention in an obit, then we can spare a few prayers". Perhaps, the time at MC was both formative and important to our comrade. And, imho, WW2 interrupted many plans. A good many went to never came back and maybe those that did had new priorities. Here’s one of those “interrupted” ones; very interesting. Personally, I’m “jealous”; he “got” Japanese — much more useful than my Thai assignment. Laugh!]

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JNEWS: Sandler, Andrew [MC2008] now officially NYC CB7 District Manager



Community Board 7 appoints new district manager
By Robert Wirsing

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The new district manager of Community Board 7 is looking forward to make a positive difference in residents’ lives.

Andrew Sandler was unanimously elected as Community Board 7’s district manager during the board’s Tuesday, January 19 general meeting and officially began his duties on Monday, February 8.

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Sandler, Andrew [MC2008]

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MNEWS: A connection to Alma Mater



For Kieras, it's goodbye insurance job, hello NFL
Nancy Haggerty EDT March 21, 2016

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The agent said he could get him a full scholarship to an American university. A friend had gone to Manhattan College and Kieras was interested. But the timing was off. Most colleges had already signed their athletes. That’s when the agent reached out to the junior college in New Rochelle, which offered Kieras a 90 percent scholarship, which he accepted.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Patty Quirk, Daughter of Mike's late Classmate, Bill Quirk '53. Patty is undergoing surgery on Monday. We pray that all goes well with a complete recovery free of complication.

We pray also for Maureen who is scheduled for surgery on March 28th to remove a large mass. We pray that the mass is benign and that all is well, post-op. Thank you Mike.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Patterson, James [MC1969] starts "Book Shorts"



Best-selling James Patterson continues his quest to promote reading by targeting audience accustomed to watching their entertainment. His latest venture is a plan to roll out BookShots — short, $5 plot-driven novels that can be read in a single sitting. Kudos to this Jasper great, who also celebrates a birthday today!

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Patterson, James [MC1969]

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JOBIT: Norton, Brother John [MC1971 RIP] on 2016-Mar-18



Brother John Norton

NORTON, BROTHER JOHN J. FSC 93, of the Christian Brothers Community, De La Salle Hall, Lincroft, NJ, died on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Born in Milford, MA, on May 8, 1922, son of the late Peter and Catherine (Cornell) Norton. He was the brother of the late William, Anna Boardman, Rita, Theresa, James and Joseph. He was the uncle of nine nieces and nephews.

He entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools at Barrytown, NY, in 1953 and received the habit in September of that year. He pronounced his final vows in 1959 in Barrytown, NY. Brother John received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, in 1958 and a Master's degree from St. John's University in Sacred Science and a Master's degree in Counseling from Manhattan College.

Brother John began his teaching career at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in 1958. From there he served as Vice Principal and later in Guidance at Mater Christi High School in Astoria, NY. His other assignments were at La Salle Academy, Providence, RI as Principal, St. Bernard's High School, Uncasville, CT, in Guidance, and Ocean Tides as a Family Counselor and Family Court Liaison until his retirement in 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Star Chapel, Christian Brothers Center, 635 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI. Burial will be in the Brothers' Cemetery at the Center. Visiting hours will be from 4:00-7:00 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Christian Brothers Center.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christian Brothers Center for the St. John Baptist de La Salle Fund to assist in providing assistance for needy students to continue their Lasallian education. For guest book and condolences, averystortifuneralhome.com.

Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
88 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879

Published in The Providence Journal on Mar. 22, 2016


Norton, Brother John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/providence/john-norton-condolences/178134369?cid=full

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Dear John,

            I believe that Brother is a member of the Class of 1971.
                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Norton, Brother John [MC1971 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Adamczak, John M. [MC1971 RIP] on 2016-Mar-20



John M. Adamczak
AGE: 67 • Manalapan Twp.

John M. Adamczak, 67, of Manalapan Township died Sunday, March 20, 2016 at home.

Son of the late Mary Jane Ahearn and John Walter Adamczak, he was born in Bronx, N.Y. His great grandfather was one of only five naval architects in the United States and taught the Jesuits how to teach math to students.

John was an altar boy at Our Lady of the Valley Church and lector his parish in Bronx. He attended St. Helena's High School, Bronx and won gold medal for combined achievement in academics and sports, gold medal in Spanish, and Veteran's and Generso Pope Memorial Scholarships. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering and was one of two Bronx students elected to Sigma Xi National Research Honor Fraternity for his work on low altitude satellites for the Department of the Navy. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He began his career with the Western Electric in 1971 as senior engineer and was promoted to department chief. He worked in the U.S. and International markets approving sources of supply for the Bell System. He prepared a business case that resulted in first wireless cell phone system in Saudi Arabia. He also worked on completing fiber optic ring installations in major cities in Europe. He retired from Lucent Technologies in 2001.

John was proud to be a member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight of Father McGivney Council, Marlboro and as Faithful Navigator of Msgr. Kivelitz General Assembly, Freehold. As an active member, he participated in numerous fund raisers for St. Gabriel's Church including launching its first gold tournament. John became a high school math teacher in 2002 and retired in 2013 on disability. He enjoyed working with special and at-risk students and supported track and girl's lacrosse sports programs. John enjoyed working out, music, puzzles, Syfy, traveling, walking on the beach, and tracing his family history.

He was predeceased by a sister, Susan Gordon. Surviving are his beloved wife, Felice Adamczak; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Christine Adamczak; a daughter, Laura Adamczak; a grandson, Edward Adamczak; and four sisters, Mary Jane Meehan, Liz Adamczak, Ann Marie Adamczak, and Patricia Calamari.

The viewing will be held at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold on Thursday, March 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Gabriel's Historic Church, 549 Route 520, Marlboro on Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 22, 2016


Adamczak, John M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

            I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1971.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Adamczak, John M. [MC1971 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JNEWS: Tabeek, Rob [MC2002] Passaic County Tech offensive coordinator



NorthJersey.com: Sports: High School Sports: Boys Lacrosse
MARCH 18, 2016 LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, 8:44 AM
Boys' Lacrosse: Passaic County Tech ready for varsity debut

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And that's where Alter, who played at Montclair State University and resides in Vernon, along with sage offensive coordinator Rob Tabeek (former Manhattan College player), must reach deep each practice to emphasize the fundamentals and introduce the intricacies of the game to a group that drinks up every word.

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Tabeek, Rob [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Rob is a member of the Class 0f 2002


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tabeek, Rob [MC2002]

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JNEWS: Quinn, Michael [MC????] Yorktown engineer



Yorktown Creates, Fills Town Engineer Position

2016 03Mar 23 Michael Quinn
Credits: Brian Marschhauser

March 22, 2016 at 4:04 PM

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - For the first time in about 15 years, the town of Yorktown has an engineer on staff.

The position was created and filled at last Tuesday’s Town Board meeting, with both resolutions approved by unanimous votes. Leading the town’s engineering department, beginning Monday, April 11, will be Michael Quinn of White Plains.

“I want to thank the board for this appointment,” Quinn said. “I’m not going to let you guys down. I’m really excited to be starting here in a couple of weeks and I’m just looking forward to working with the town officials and professional staff to provide the highest quality services for Yorktown.”

For six-plus years, Quinn has worked as an associate engineer with the Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities, according to his LinkedIn page. He has also served on the White Plains Planning Board since 2003 and is currently the board’s chairman. He has a graduate degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA in finance from Pace University.

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Quinn, Michael [MC????]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for three


Good Evening All,

Trish Flaherty has shared some wonderful news. First of all Trish thanks each of you for your prayers for her Mom, Marion. Mrs. Flaherty came through todays by-pass surgery very well. Surgery took a little longer than usual as the MDs felt other things had to be addressed as part of the by-pass. Mrs. Flaherty is resting well in ICU. She still has a long road to travel but having taken on the St. Patrick's Day Parade one day before her heart attack, it is felt that she can handle her recovery. Trish tells us her Mom is a strong lady who is very grateful for your prayers. A prayer of thanks is in order as we also continue to pray for Mrs. Flaherty, Trish's Dad and Trish. We pray for a quick and complete recovery free of complications. Trish will keep us posted. Thank you Trish.

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for the repise of the soul of Mike's good friend, Judge Bob Sise. Judge Sise has been in our prayers as he became sick. He was called home this past Tuesday. Please pray for Bob, his Wife, Theresa and their very large Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one.

Our prayers are requested for Baby Lourdes. This precious gift from God was born today at  twenty-two weeks, very premature. We pray that as she continues to develop and grow, that she remains healthy and strong. We pray that she feels the love and strength of her parents as their Family has come together in God's Love and protection. Please raise the volume for Baby Lourdes.
Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ed


Good Afternoon All,
Tom Delaney asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Ed Marks, Husband of Tom's Cousin, Anne Harvey, from Tom's Mom's side of the Family. Anne's two Brothers are Fellow Jaspers, graduates of the School Of Engineering. Tom shares, " Ed was a good man who led his life in his Faith and helping others. Ed served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was active in his American Legion, his R.C. Church and the Knights of Columbus." As Tom says, " Another good one whose mission on earth was complete and has been called home." Please pray for Ed, Anne and their Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. Tom. Thank you All. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JHQ: 2016 Jasper Open Monday, May 9th


For nearly 30 years, the Jasper Open has provided a fun-filled day of golf and camaraderie that benefits the Fund for Manhattan which provides unrestricted support for our students, including the College's athletics and scholarships programs.

Show your commitment by becoming a sponsor, playing a round of golf, or joining us for dinner. Silent auction and raffle prizes feature golf foursomes at prestigious golf clubs, exciting trips, tickets to sporting events, golf and athletic products, and other fine offerings.

2016 Jasper Open Monday, May 9th
Westchester Country Club
99 Biltmore Ave.
Rye, NY

10:30 a.m. Registration and Brunch | 12 p.m. Shotgun Start | 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner

For more information, please visit manhattan.edu/jasperopen. If you or your company are able to donate items for the raffle, please let us know.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Pray for many Marymount-ers and all impacted by the Brussels attack



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[JR: In my scans for Alma Mater news, I get a lot of “false hits” for Marymount. It seems like “they” (i.e., their alums, students, and those grads and near-grads interning took a many casualties. I’m praying for them and all those impacted by this senseless violence. Just seemed an appropriate cause to include in our hearts. Dona Nobis Pacem. I remember 9-11 and all the Jaspers we lost.] 

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) remembers 242nd time



Posted on March 25, 2016 by keywestlou

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Canastota is the onion capital of the world. It is a small village lying between Utica and Syracuse. Four thousand residents.

Besides being the onion capital, it has two other distinctions. It is the home of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and was the home of Carmen Basilio.

Basilio at one time was the welterweight and middleweight world boxing champion. He beat Sugar Ray Robinson for the middleweight championship. Robinson regained the championship in a 15 round decision fight this day in 1958.

Basilio was the pride of central New York during his fighting years and thereafter.

Robinson’s mother lived in the Bronx. Around 232nd Street and Broadway. Robinson visited her often. His pink Cadillac convertible parked in front of her home.

I attended Manhattan College. Located at 242nd Street. Often on a walk, my friends and I would see Robinson’s car. A few times the Champion himself. Always a wave and smile and a hello guys.

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Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)

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JOBIT: Kiernan, Hugh D. Jr. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Mar-22




Hugh D. Kiernan Jr., 74 National Guard sergeant

Hugh D. Kiernan Jr., 74, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 11, 1941, he was a son of Hugh D. Kiernan Sr. and Joan (Cronin) Kiernan.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Patricia, and his children, Kevin, Theresa and Kristen Kiernan, and one granddaughter.

Hugh was a graduate of Manhattan College and worked for Verizon and AT&T for many years.

He also served our country as a sergeant in the National Guard. Hugh was a devout Catholic and a member of Holy Family Parish.

Friends will be received Monday, March 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Harmon Home for Funerals, 571 Forest Ave., S.I., N.Y. A Mass of Christian burial will be at Holy Family Church Tuesday, March 29, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10310
(718) 442-5056

Published in Staten Island Advance on Mar. 26, 2016


Kiernan, Hugh D. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/siadvance/hugh-kiernan-condolences/179389248?cid=full

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JFACEBOOK: Bellew, John [MC1989 RIP] Memorial Fund on Facebook




John Bellew Memorial Fund
7 hrs

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Thanks to the FDNY pipes and drums for stopping, turning towards John's street and playing every year during the Pearl River St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Bellew, John [MC1989 RIP]

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JFACEBOOK: Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993) has a broken toe



Bob Stei
2 hrs

Broken toe and all, live 3-7 on 105.7 The Hawk, Classic Rock For The Jersey Shore!! Stream outside NJ at 1057thehawk.com or use the Radiopup app! Call me 877-HAWK-1057.. Who's listening??

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Steinberg, Robert "Bob Stei" (MC1993)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) Happy Easter


Dear Friends,

A short note to wish you all a wonderful Easter and as we prepare to relive the sacrifice and Resurrection that Christ put on our table to save us, I share a prayer to consider. Lord, we pray that You grant us the courage, strength of Faith and guidance to walk our life's path hand in hand with you. Happy Easter. Thank you for all you do in prayer and remembrance for so many. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Religious Socialism?



Are Environmentalism and Global Warming Effectively Religious Socialism?
By Dr. Tim Ball
Watts Up With That?
February 27, 2016

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Vaclav Klaus was one of the few world political leaders to identify what was going on. He recognized that global warming was a subset of environmentalism. He recognized that it was a blind faith belief system based on no evidence or, at best, manufactured evidence. In his book Blue Planet in Green Shackles, he wrote,

“it should be clear by now to everyone that activist environmentalism (or environmental activism) is becoming a general ideology about humans, about their freedom, about the relationship between the individual and the state, and about the manipulation of people under the guise of a “noble” idea. It is not an honest pursuit of “sustainable development,” a matter of elementary environmental protection, or a search for rational mechanisms designed to achieve a healthy environment. Yet things do occur that make you shake your head and remind yourself that you live neither in Joseph Stalin’s Communist era, nor in the Orwellian utopia of 1984.”

The pattern of identifying those skeptical about the AGW hypothesis as right wing was an inevitable result of the political objective.

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Social justice, and all the other socialist concepts, fit right into the “religious” aspects of “democratic socialism”, “environmentalism”, and all the other tripe that we are being fed.

There is a religious aspect to this whole “worshiping” of “Mother Earth”!

It really is the ultimate attack on Holy Mother Church, humanity, and the dignity of human life.

Not sure how you stop it, but identifying the problem has to be the first step.

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