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The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent - while the economy added a better-than-expected 171,000 jobs. However -- the number of unemployed grew by 170,000, roughly the same amount -- to 12.3 million. How this will impact voters is anyone's guess.
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Reading 1, First Samuel 1:24-28
When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, as well as a ... Read More

Psalm, First Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8
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Gospel, Luke 1:46-56
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December 22 Saint of the Day

St. Chaeromon
December 22: Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was ... Read More