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"The First Peep Pope" by Terri Turner from the Seattle Times' Annual Peeps Contest. Click on the picture to go to the slideshow of more wildly creative Peeps panoramas.

“The First Peep Pope” by Terri Turner from the Seattle Times’ Annual Peeps Contest. Click on the picture to go to the slideshow of more wildly creative Peeps panoramas.

Today the first Latin American pope was elected and to the seeming shock of many, he’s a staunch Catholic. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I, is Italian by ancestry, an academic by profession, and the first Jesuit to become pope. Jesuits typically live simple lives and are devoted to causes like human rights, higher education, and social justice. 

I’m not Catholic and I don’t agree with the Catholic church sometimes. They add a lot of layers and rituals to what is supposed to be a direct and open relationship with Jesus. Considering that one in seven people on this planet are Catholics, though, they can be a powerful force for good. I celebrate what we have in common. I rejoice in the hope we share. (more…)

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What do a gaucho, a skunk, an accordion, and a steel guitar have in common?

Ralph Hiatt.

It is my pleasure to introduce a new addition to TJAAAFAP’s blogroll, Ralph Hiatt’s Argentina: http://ralphhiatt.blogspot.com/. (more…)

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