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‘It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun.’

This past Christmas I received a Christmas gift from my eldest son (my youngest lad sends me gifts from above) that is one of my most favorite ever.

He elected a nostalgia …

The cornerstone of the common good

Last Saturday, Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican leaders of the Italian Pro-Life movement the day before Italy’s annual Pro-Life day, held on the first …

Conversion

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.” 

These beautiful lyrics, written centuries …

The welcome outreach of perinatal Hospice

During the course of pregnancy, receiving an adverse prenatal diagnosis can be a tremendously jolting experience for parents. In severe cases, physicians may …

The prism of holiness

We have before us the opportunity to dedicate a new year to the Lord; and amidst all the worthy secular resolutions, I would also recommend embracing anew …

A tale of two islands

January 15 marked the 90th birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. This year it was celebrated as a national holiday on Monday, January 21, the day before …

What, it’s right in front of me!

Our lives are filled with so many things, we may be employed or students, may be married or single, be caring for children or elderly parents. Whatever it is that fills …

All that truly matters

I threw on my Savers dark dust coat, stepped out into the rain, and headed for my Paddy Wagon. I must have looked like Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday …

Do you wish to change the world?

My freshmen had completed their career assignments. I picked up the essay of a young man who chose to be a boxer. The first third of the essay was the “do my best …

All that truly matters

Welcome to 2019! 

The years seem to move more and more quickly, don’t they? I look back and can’t believe how long it has been since I graduated from college. …

Moving forward in faith, hope and love

In my prayer over the readings for this weekend, I reflected on how the situation in the first reading from the prophet Jeremiah speaks to the circumstances …

The perfect presence

Happy Advent!

Week three — the week of joy. If we are not already in panic mode about last-minute shopping and finding the perfect present, then we will be soon! Every year …

Setting things straight

Setting things straight

Shame on you, Gary Wills, religious historian, you know otherwise. 

Your recent piece in the Boston Globe has some egregious historical errors. Without entering into a sad …


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