I find it ironic that as Pope Francis comes to join us for the World Meeting of Families, the families that are most in need of a blessing will be on the outside looking in.Those families are the ones who comprise Philadelphia’s stunning 26 percent poverty rate, and they are accustomed to being outsiders. They live…

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A new voice on senseless shootings THE HORRIFIC KILLING spree that took seven lives, including the perpetrator’s, near the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) was the latest in a string of gun-related atrocities. The killer was Elliot Rodger, the allegedly deranged son of a Hollywood director. He stabbed three people to death, shot and killed three more, and injured 13.…

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