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Taking my place in space

When I was a lad growing up in Fall River I learned at an early age to become a suffering Boston sports fan. It’s in the DNA of most people from New England and I embraced …

Don’t just do something, stand there

Friday 30 November 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — St. Andrew Day

Hang on to your hats, dear readers. Here we go again. It’s …

The situation after Baltimore

Questions about the state of the process of the reform of the Church in the United States during this second major phase of the clergy sexual abuse crisis …

Signs of the times

The Church calendar is coming to a close, and what a year it has been! In the past month alone there has been a flurry of activity in the higher echelon of the …

Abortion funding — cutting off the blood supply

Americans have long been disturbed by the fraud and waste that often surrounds the federal government’s use of their tax dollars. They now have further reason …

Dropping anchor in a liquid society

In the Q&A period following a recent talk given at Notre Dame, renowned philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre mentioned a troubling arc in his conversations with …

Grateful for everything

Thanksgiving is an awesome time of year. A time to take stock, at harvest season, of all the good things — family, friends, peace, prosperity — in our …

After you!

In a world of instant gratification, of putting oneself first, and an emphasis on status, we often forget that as Christians, our main purpose is to serve others. This …

In memoriam

The morning meeting started right on time — Kalaupapa time that is — which usually means after the participants have done hugging, kissing,  talking …

This Advent be a Star of Bethlehem

The Missal had a prayer booklet inside the back cover. I skimmed the biography then read the St. Jude Prayer for Today. I reached the line, “I pray that today …

Jesus called me on my cellphone

I have been watching the new TV show “God Friended Me.” As a result, I recalled a great Off Broadway show I saw years back called, “Altar Boyz.” I listened …

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 …

Known and loved

There is a great new song out by Christian artist Tauren Wells entitled “Known.” If you like the sound of Ed Sheeran, then this is an artist you will probably like. The chorus …



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