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New Finger-Pointing, New Point-Making

I want to contribute to a renewal in 2019 at the intersection of three of our society’s most crucial questions: How can we reduce the polarization in our culture in order to solve urgent policy problems? How can we reinvigorate inclusive, … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know”–That’s Music to my Ears

  A television commentator recently made a remark that has caused me to ponder once again some trends in our culture and in the way we communicate. With tongue in cheek, he predicted that, in the not too distant future, … Continue reading

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Moms, a Mission & an Alabama Anchor

Thanks to Devon Walsh, award-winning anchor for WKRG TV in Mobile, Alabama. I appreciated your receptivity to the story of hope that my colleagues and I with the Good Counsel network of maternity homes figured you would want to tell! … Continue reading

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Thanks, Ken Hallenius & Facebook Live

     Thank you, Ken Hallenius, for mentioning me in your Facebook Live video this evening! Friends, please visit wgschmitt on Facebook to see this latest broadcast by Ken, a great gentleman, scholar and source of abundant insights you can … Continue reading

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God’s in the Details — and the Patriotic Songs

(Memorial Day Mass with the Knights of Columbus this morning allowed me to sing more than one verse of two wonderful songs of patriotism–“America the Beautiful” and “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” When you go more deeply into the songs … Continue reading

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Pope Gives a TED Talk

  The power of “you” and “you” and “you” must add up to the power of “us” in order to bring hope through solidarity. Bravo, Papa Francesco. I know TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, but here I think … Continue reading

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Dyngus Day Blessing

I’m playing the accordion again, and a great fund-raising event last night was a gig I’ll never forget. See the TV coverage, with a clip of me performing–even though the great musicians with whom I was privileged to team up … Continue reading

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