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The Man has touched me

It’s no secret that music is a major part of my life. My Fender Stratocaster is just an extension of my being. And my tastes are quite eclectic, with a major in classic rock and …

I’m reviewing the situation

13 April 2017 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Holy Thursday

It’s Holy Thursday and I’m having Holy Thursday thoughts. The only parish …

Models in responding to the Message of Fatima

There is so much about the occurrences in Fatima a century ago that should provoke wonder. 

If the Mother of God was going to be permitted to appear on earth to …

Hope

What do faith, hope and wishful thinking have in common? Two are theological virtues, one is our human tendencies to try to control God’s plan. Throughout our …

I’m not ‘intrinsically disordered!’

I have met several priests over the years who ended up leaving the active ministry of the priesthood. Two of them have been on my mind and in my prayers recently, …

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 …

Trying to restore Judge Gorsuch

Recently, the Senate Judiciary Committee held several days of hearings on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the United States Supreme …

Whom do I serve?

“No one can serve two masters.” This is Jesus’ opening statement in this Sunday’s Gospel from Matthew. What is Jesus telling us? What is it we need to be wary of? Jesus goes on …

There she blows

I met him for the first time this past summer when he appeared on the scene as one of the new guides for Damien Tours. He is tall and burly with …

Eat the frog

With the Lenten season upon us, it’s about time we talk about sacrifices. So how do frogs play into this? Hear me out. 

As the coordinator for …

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 …

A glimpse inside

A first-year teacher reminded me of the question we each must answer. Namely, are the successes worth the sacrifices? I smiled at memories of one student who was …

It’s not just the NOT, but the DO!

I’ve never been one who is good at giving things up. I truly try to be a “giver” in all that I do, but I like my toys and other distractions. Over the …

It’s about who we are

I can remember thinking one time in college that I couldn’t wait to be out in the “real world.” It was during finals and I was pulling another all-nighter writing a paper that …

The next thing

I went to a Casting Crowns concert recently. I am a fan of Christian music and praying with music is one of my favorite ways to connect to Christ. There is something different about …

Where does your light shine?

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. …

Other persons are a gift

A few days ago I met a very little girl who made a big impression on me. Grace and her older brother Benedict suffer from a rare genetic disorder that has resulted in …



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