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Anchor away!

Last weekend The Anchor was away. 

More precisely, I was away attending the annual Army Navy Game in Philadelphia — rooting for the Naval Academy — anchors aweigh!

The …

British scientists in the doghouse

Wednesday 5 Dec 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor —“Krampuslauf,” Salzburg, Austria.

Have you heard about the latest brouhaha, dear …

The ‘gay mentality’ that has influenced the life of the Church

On December 3, “The Strength of a Vocation,” a book-length interview with Pope Francis by Father Fernando Prado, a Spanish Claretian Missionary, was published …

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 …

What should I do?

’Tis the season of glad tidings and great joy. It is a time of year in which we are reminded to slow down and to take heed of those around us. Yet for too many of us, …

Precious memories

“Precious memories, unseen angels, sent from somewhere to my soul. How they linger, ever near me, and the Sacred past unfolds.”

We could say that …

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 …

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 …



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