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  • We are the children of immigrants: German and Irish and Polish. We can have our pick of Catholic churches; there's one in every neighborhood.
    We are Orthodox Jews who needed a synagogue within walking distance. When Sukkot rolls around, every other house has a booth out front.
    We are agnostic professors who teach at Notre Dame, or graduate students chasing after their Masters in Divinity on no sleep and caffeinated tea.

    We have Mary statues in our gardens, mezuzahs on our doorposts, and portraits of Dostoevsky on our walls.
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