Be the light!

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It’s that time of year again! Beginning of the school year; a fresh, new start! It’s also that time of year where I share...

Be a blessing

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I glanced at Fulghum’s book entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” I smiled as I relived a moment with my...

The loudest quiet girl

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In May of this year, I received a phone call at The Anchor from a woman who entered my life for the first time...

Father Verbis Lafleur: One of St. Landry’s most valiant sons

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At the beginning of August, I traveled to Grand Coteau, La., to preach some conferences to the seminarians of the Diocese of Lafayette. I...

The moral analysis of boxing

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In 1996 when Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame on international television, the issue of sports-induced brain damage was raised to new prominence. One...

Why does the new instituted ministry of catechist matter to you?

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How could I forget Ms. Mary Walsh, my third-grade teacher, who, I am confident, suffered a martyrdom not only trying patiently to teach me...

In my life …

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This week I turned 65. It feels like yesterday when I was a lad and saw people who were “old,” meaning over 50. Sixty-five...

The great danger of a misguided charity and false compassion

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The push to substitute “gender identity” or “gender expression” for biological sex has enormous ramifications in terms of law, education, economy, health, medicine, safety,...

There is something foul in the air

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It had been a pleasant day so far here in Kalaupapa. The sun was shining and the breezes blowing. I had just walked into...

Rekindling a spark

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Recent Liturgical readings call our attention in a powerful way to the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. We simply...

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