You were rejoicing in the good news out of Rome? Here’s a very pessimistic commentary.
This Baptist’s ancestors came here in 1626 to escape government control and persecution of religion.
Ongoing coverage of the Oak Park (IL) village board president’s race before the April 9 election day . . .
. . . it was forum #2 featuring the two candidates for village board president, sitting board member John Hedges and Oak Park Avenue restaurateur Anan Abu-Taleb. Let’s take it from the start.
Anan A-T: We have to change perceptions of Oak Park among developers. They see OP as “undecided,” too fussy and hard to deal with. A developer has to move fast. “I speak their language,” am aware of the importance of “cash flow.” OP has its “head in the sand” about this problem, should take a “more aggressive” sales approach.
John Hedges: We develop in Oak Park “for the community, not for the developer.” In Oak Park a project requires “a lot of input” from citizens. “We cannot [simply] give the developer his way.”
A: Yes, we are different in Oak Park, as John H. said, but we have to show OP’s value to the developer. (sell him)…
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Pope Francis on same-sex marriage:
“Let’s not be naïve, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
Pope Francis: “A child conceived by the rape of a mentally ill or retarded woman can be condemned to death.”
So there is a death penalty.