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Woody Guthrie discovers Catholic hypocrisy

“Son, I have been in this service [Roman Catholic priest] all my life. I have seen to it that thousands of men just like you got to work for a meal. But, right at this moment, there is no kind … Continue reading

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An Australian golfers priorities

A Catholic priest, an Indian doctor, a rich Chinese businessman and an Australian professional golfer were waiting for a particularly slow group of golfers in front of them. The Aussie fumed, ‘What’s with those blokes? We must have been waiting … Continue reading


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Cold and Alone

The beginning of December To the finish of February Three months of winter Besets England each year. In the coldest weather Each exhale, mists the air As do gas fumes From gas boilers. Those lucky enough To be able to … Continue reading

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Training to be a beggar

He* once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, “To get practice in being refused.” *Diogenes a Greek philosopher from ancient times Chris

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A Very Unusual Charity: Eton College

Eton College is the principal fee paying school in Britain. Surprisingly, it’s also a charity. As a result, those who attend Eton are subsidised by the taxpayer.  Charities in Britain have a number of finanacial advantages reflecting their charitable work: … Continue reading

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