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Animals blessed in honor of St. Francis

Animals blessed in honor of St. Francis

Mary Perez and Kira Daley

October 4, 2016

Animals of all shapes and sizes came together this morning in front of the Flood Mansion to be blessed in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. “I thought today’s ceremony was lovely,” Deacon Eddy Gutierrez said. “What I liked best about it was we’re here ...

Organized religion is the new counterculture

February 11, 2010

Jovel Queirolo Managing Editor The pews smell like stale floral perfume and a hardware store every Sunday. A sleepy warbling organ and a only a few enthusiastic voices back up a whining cantor singing “A-lle-lu-i-ah” as Father Mark takes his time settling the Gospel on its stand. Parishioners stand, b...

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