Remembering Father Santa

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 A couple of weeks ago marked the fourth anniversary of the passing of one of my best friends, and my golf partner, Msgr. Tom...

Preparing for the inaugural World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

Many countries have special days to honor grandparents.  Some choose fixed days: Poland celebrates on January 21 (grandmothers) and 22 (grandfathers); The Netherlands, June 4;...

A pilgrimage of faith through the streets of Manhattan

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One of the things I love to do in New York City is leading walking pilgrimages to the most beautiful churches in Manhattan.  I take...

Chattanooga Choo Choo

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“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...

It did a father’s heart good

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It seems like eons ago, and just yesterday, all at the same time — when Emilie graduated from high school. That’s where my pup...

The Trinity and the human heart

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This column will explore the mystery of the Trinity from the perspective of how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are revealed...

Handing down the faith at church

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How can parents pass their religion on to the next generation?  Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk, sociology professors at the University of Notre Dame and...

The Trinity: Love and mystery

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The recently celebrated feast of the Holy Trinity is often accompanied by sermons that can be challenging to give and even harder to understand....

Visiting the school of courage

After lectures as well as in dinner conversations I often get asked what I think is the biggest challenge — or need or crisis...

I guess we originally met at the intersection of …

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I have a fascination with my family history, particularly the Jolivet side. In my research, I find that in France it’s not too uncommon a...

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