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Known for steering a moderate course during an era when the two major U.S. political parties became increasingly divided, Senator Arlen Specter often broke with the Republicans. Frequently testy and opinionated, he was dubbed by some as "Snarlin' Arlen" and "Specter the Defector."
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Reading 1, Ephesians 6:10-20
Finally, grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of his ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 144:1, 2, 9-10
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Gospel, Luke 13:31-35
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October 30 Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez
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