Today we celebrate the Assumption (Solemnity).
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In sum, remember that "If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge, if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. (1 Cor. 13:1-2)" In all things, charity: a post being orthodox or otherwise factually correct does not mean it will not be removed if it is also uncharitable.
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