Caution: Construction zone

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As a school teacher, I always look forward to summer vacation but probably never as much as this summer. This school year felt like...

A great nation begins to come to its senses

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This past weekend in Houston, I had the opportunity to speak at a religious liberty conference about transgender issues, homosexuality and contraception. The conference...

Missing the boats

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I never know what the final layout of each Anchor edition will be until a day or two before press day. So, when the smoke...

An important Papal contribution to the Eucharistic Revival

Ten days after the Church in the United States began the three-year national Eucharistic Revival on June 19, Pope Francis gave a major contribution...

The classroom writ large

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Three of my children are now parents, and they are to varying degrees intrigued with the Montessori philosophy of child rearing. While I didn’t...

Supporting our spiritual fathers

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Time moves fast, but hopefully not too fast to remember last Sunday. It was Father’s Day! And since no edition of The Anchor was...

Waltzing Matilda

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As the great Irish seanchaí (story teller), Eamon Kelly, would say, “I take you back now to the days of the parish carnival dances...

My most unforgettable character

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When I was a kid, we always got the Readers Digest. It was a magazine that had a smattering of everything — human interest...

One at a time

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One at a time. It’s a common phrase I have to use with my kids, whether it’s when they grab all their toys at...

The news comes, and goes too quickly at times

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I was seven years old, a first-grader at St. Anne School in Fall River, when President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. We were...

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