Father Joseph Henchey: Jesus’ Holy Henchman

I have been blessed to know hundreds of great priests whose friendship, words and example have made me a more faithful disciple and more...

Godparents as guides to holiness

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On October 16, the New York Times ran an article on how the Archdiocese of Catania, Sicily, had prohibited godparents or sponsors for the...

Restoring essential services

In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase Two” in the...

I had tinsel duty

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When I was lad, I was just a wee thing (actually right through college). Always, like in the tradition of my dad, the smallest...

Hunting the shoals of herring

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“With our nets and gear we’re faring on the wild and wasteful ocean. “It’s there that we hunt and earn our bread as we hunt...

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...

Return to the banyan tree

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I was the first to arrive at the venerable old tree. I had wanted to assure myself of a good seat before they had all...

The background of The Little Sisters’ faithful religious practices

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On January 17, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it had agreed to review a decision of a federal appeals court in Little Sisters...

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...

Christmas scenes off the beaten track

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In 2018, I was fortunate enough to cross a bucket list item off by attending the Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia. That pigskin contest was...

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