The oh moment: Emptiness to exploration

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I have always struggled with Jesus’ words that if one comes to Him without hating one’s own life, that person cannot be a disciple (Lk...

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...

Protesting on both knees

On June 4, I was returning from early morning Mass for religious Sisters across Midtown Manhattan when, on 48th Street, I entered the pedestrian...

Making a case for Blessed Solanus

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Since November is the month in which we focus on the saints, I’d like to introduce you to a very special friend of mine. Some...

The little Civic that couldn’t: Signs of damage

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It was the hottest day of the summer in Chesapeake, Va., and throughout the area of Hampton Roads. I am certain that there were...

Unity on the Fifth Commandment and basic Sacramental Theology

N ext week the Church will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi. It is a time for us, as Sat. Thomas Aquinas wrote in 1263,...

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...

Man down: The crisis of Catholic men and what to do about it

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Some memories are so vivid that you can almost taste them. My memories of my maternal grandfather are like that for me: the sight...

Use it or lose it!

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It's spring! After a long winter, those can be the some of the most exciting words that we can hear. Easter is just around...

This lovely lady gave me this old guitar

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I have always loved the phrase, “Music is the lifeblood of existence.” Since I remember remembering, music has always touched my soul in a way...

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