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Have We Peaked Yet?


July 3, 2017

I’m sure most would agree the last political season and this year have ushered in a new kind of dialogue…a rougher, coarser type of behavior and verbiage. Some may attribute it to anger, disappointment and/or meanness. Perhaps another explanation is feasible. Msgr. Charles Pope wrote about Scottish philosopher Alexander Tyler’s eight stages of the rise and fall of the world’s great civilizations.

1)From bondage to spiritual growth: Great civilizations are formed in the crucible…Sufferings and injustices cause — even force — spiritual growth.

2)From spiritual growth to gr...

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