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Anyone who has spent time in the Catholic web world and blogosphere probably knows the name John Chuchman, a poet, grief counselor and ardent Catholic reformer. John runs his own blogs (yes plural). One you should check out from time to time his his cartoon blog, Is God Laughing or Crying? Above ise of his latest.


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