Watcher’s Council submissions to round out 2012

This is it — the last Watcher’s Council submissions for 2012.  Looking back, it’s been a good year for opinionated bloggers, although I wish I could say the same for everyone else.  I’m not sure that I’m looking forward to 2013.  Nevertheless, the Watcher’s Council is always good.  BTW, I hope that, when you read through this list, you also take some time to read the posts from our Honorable Mentions, a great list made up of friends of the Council, as well as former Council members.

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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  1. […] Bookworm Room: Today is the second day of the twelve days of Christmas. Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Church. Stephen was one of several people appointed as Deacons of the Church by Peter and the apostles. Stephen was an effective proselytizer who drew the ire of the Sanhedrin, before whom Stephen was tried for for blasphemy against Moses and God (See Acts 6 and 7). Boldly declaring not merely his belief in Christ, but citing to a vision that he had of Christ at the right hand of God, the Sanhedrin voted, in 34 A.D., to execute him by stoning. Paul of Taursus, in the days before his own conversion, took part in the stoning. St. Stephen is the patron of stone masons, those with headaches, and horses. The Feast of St. Stephen was historically offered in honor of all Deacons of the Church. […]

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