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Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist

Once Donald Trump passed on debating his GOP rivals, the news was nothing short of a political windfall for Democrats and President Joe Biden. The refusal provided Biden the perfect out for not debating Trump.

The question was brief, direct, and tinged with urgency. “Do you think the country has gone off the cliff?” This query was coming from an individual whose standard acknowledgment during a conversation always seems to include the ubiquitous phrase, “it’s all good.”

In his eight years, the big dog has never turned down anything edible and never misses an opportunity to take advantage of any inedible occurrences, too. His insatiable appetite never ceases to amaze. We often joke that big dog would eat until he exploded.

The week before the recent solar eclipse, an extensive nor’easter disabled power to hundreds of thousands. On the Friday before the celestial happenings, a rare 4.8 earthquake centered in New Jersey shook a good part of the Northeast just days after a much larger quake in Taiwan – 7.4 magnitude – collapsed buildings resulting in at least 13 deaths.

Headlining Major League Baseball’s (MLB) offseason was not its uniform fiasco, the Players Association’s battles, the new ownership of the Baltimore Orioles or the bickering over broadcast rights.  Rather, it was the record $700-million contract the Los Angeles Dodgers accorded Shohei Ohtani, the richest in sports’ history. 

Easter Sunday, the high holy day of the Christian liturgical calendar, is just another day on the job. Worship has been uprooted and dismissed by the money changers. It’s not like this hasn’t happened before. 

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with their 2022 Dobbs decision and gave the States’ the power to determine their abortion laws, Minnesota wasted no time in enshrining abortion up until birth in their constitution.  Moreover, Minnesota is one of 17 states where tax dollars fund nearly half of their abortions.

The COVID-19 lockdown was a practice run. The National Guard in the subways is more of the same.

28% of Americans say they are atheists, agnostics, or nothing in particular. With its steady growth, the group has been labeled: “nones.” Provided nones were a religious denomination, they would be the largest in the country and their numbers are growing.

Modernists think – either out of arrogance or regret – that the era of the saints is over.  Saints, and the miracles that accompany them, exist and have in every era.

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