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Father Patrick Killilea, SS.CC.

There is something foul in the air

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

Not on bread alone

Just this morning I received an email from a friend on one of our family islands, asking me whether I would be writing an...

Chattanooga Choo Choo

“When you hear the whistle blowing eight to the bar, Then you know that Tennessee is not very far. Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep...

Pitching our tents

You may have heard the one about the detective who, on being interviewed by a friend, was asked why he stayed in a tent....

Community

Community is so important in the lives of all people but especially in the lives of Christians. We were made in the image of...

The Road Less Traveled

The house is no longer there, the cottage where my grandparents, Kate and Pat Fallon raised five children, the oldest being my mother, Mary....

The Last Farewell

"There’s a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor, tomorrow for old England she sails; “Far away from your land of sunshine to...

Going to the Chapel of Love

 “Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get marriedGoin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get marriedGee I really love youAnd we’re gonna get...

Green side of the grass

“You can’t be in a hurry, your pace is like a snail.The highlight of your morning is when you check your mail. But at least...

Wind in the willows

Some people awake to the sound of an alarm, some to the call of one or more roosters and some have a natural awakening....

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