For God’s sake, hug them

Father’s Day is Sunday, and traditionally it’s a time to express love, thanks and respect for our beloved dads.

I’d like to take the time this Father’s Day to express …

Confessions of an OMHC

3 June 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — “Corpus Christi” 

Ever notice, dear readers, the growing number of acronyms in common …

Approaching the suicide upsurge with honesty and resolve

When suicides happen, most respond with discretion and whispers. Because of shock, shame and a desire to avoid speaking ill of the dead, obituaries use …

Listening

A wise person once described evangelization as gently moving a person closer to a friendship with Christ. The image he used was that of concentric rings. The outer …

Consenting to sex

Recent news articles exploring the post-#MeToo world of romance have noted the phenomenon of cell phone “consent apps,” allowing millennials to sign digital …

Spirit-filled encounters

In modern society, there are two kinds of interactions that can be deeply annoying — even degrading. The first is when we are forced to interact with automated …

On loving the Holy Father

March 13 marked the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election as bishop of Rome, successor of Peter and head of the Universal Church. As always with …

One another

What is friendship? Often we will make reference to someone we know as a friend, we hear children speaking about their best friend, and even couples will refer to their …

Looking out to sea

I took a seat at the table nearest the entrance with a clear view of the road, giving me easy access to escape in case the party got too wild …

Writing straight with crooked lines

At the sound, I looked up from the paper I was grading. Detention policies were that students sat in silence. Students who did not comply received another hour’s …

Extraordinary ordinariness

I have been writing in this space for nearly 12 years and most times I truly wonder, as I prepare this article, what is the one profound thing I can say …

The road to sainthood

“If we are called by God to holiness of life, and if holiness is beyond our natural power to achieve (which it certainly is) then it follows that God Himself …

Candle and mirror

I have not been able to switch over to putting my schedule online. I tried it for a year using Google calendar and I missed more appointments than I remembered. It just did …

Leading to the Great Sacrifice

Editor’s note: This continues a series of columns by Father Martin L. Buote on Catholic worship.

The Letter to the Hebrews clearly identifies two covenants, and quotes …



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