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Two Tales of a City

Prior to the Super Bowl I told my wife, Denise, that should the Patriots win, I will take a vacation day and go to Boston for the Duck Boat parade, providing it’s not on Tuesday — …

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog

10 February 2017 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Adopt a rescued rabbit week (seriously)

It’s been much too quiet around here, dear …

Patriot virtues

For the first time in the history of the papacy, last Sunday Pope Francis recorded a Super Bowl message. 

“Great sporting events like today’s Super Bowl,” he said, “…

Marriage prep

Love is patient, kind, not selfish, not jealous or pompous, never inflated or rude, doesn’t seek its own interest, mollifies tempers and never broods over injury. …

‘It’s not wrong, if it feels right!’

Many people today believe that moral judgments and values are merely expressions of sentiment. They deny that moral values are fixed or universally true, and instead, …

Pondering the Church I

Now that we have become accustomed to the new translation of Holy Mass, it is possible that we risk hearing and reciting texts without much thought for the …

One’s Christian view of politics

With the election of Donald Trump as president, we have experienced the greatest political upset in American history. The pundits, the polls, and the media …

The true Gift of Christmas

Christmas blessings! It is the time of year when we are reminded that Salvation came in the form of an Infant. That God felt compelled to send a Child Who would grow and experience …

Vintage time in Kalawao 

She hopped out of her red vintage pickup truck and, having surveyed the situation, sprang into action. Streams of water were pouring down Damien …

A year of ‘priori-me’s’

Happy 2017 everyone! Another year full of ups and downs and here we are, ready to embark on the next 365 days and see all that we can fill them …

From inflection to inspiration

It is called an inflection point. In mathematics it means a point of a curve at which a change in the direction of curvature occurs. In life it means a …

Coming home to a place I’ve never been before

I was enjoying my walk and had stopped to wonder about the bird perched on the power line. The falling snow swirled all around us. Even against the strong wind, …

Juggling life

It seems to me that more and more of us are stressed out a lot these days. I know I’ve spoken to many students, staff, faculty, parishioners and friends …

Living ‘multiple’ lives

This past Monday at daily Mass we heard Jesus tell us that “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that …

Super day

It’s a super day to be a New England sports fan! What a crazy game! I am writing this column late because inspiration hit me on Friday that I should write about the big game. I did …

The gift inside

Imagine what that first Christmas was like. How much did God have to give up to come to earth as a Baby? God so loved us that He set aside His glory to be part of the human …

The sick, our everyday heroes

Over Christmas, two of my family members were talking about a mutual friend who, though chronically ill, routinely does heroic acts of kindness for others. Though they …



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