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An amazing story of SEALS and Wild Boars

I dare say never has the world been so captivated by a sounder of wild boars than it has in the past three weeks.

Only moments ago, as The Anchor was putting on the …

Hot town, summer in the city

Wednesday 4 July 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Independence Day

You know how you get a song stuck in your head? Right now, …

Priests and Marriage preparation

One of the duties of parish priests is to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Many priests love this work. Others admit they find parts of …

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 …

The smoke over medical marijuana

A comprehensive 2015 scientific review found medical marijuana to be useful only for a small number of medical conditions. Writing in the Journal of the American …

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 …

The First Amendment right to remain silent

“I respectfully decline to answer on the grounds that it might tend to incriminate me.” All of us are familiar with the Fifth Amendment’s privilege against …

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 …

One step at a time

“One step at a time, there’s no need to rush.

   It’s like learning to fly, or falling in love.”

While I pen these lines, a crew from the National …

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 …

Love your selfie

As I sit here typing this column, I have recently read on social media that today is National Selfie Day. I will admit that while I think having a national day of something …

Jesus’ connection with the Old Testament

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

In the first installment of this series, I wrote that ideas of covenant …

Immigration, Church teaching and political calculus

I am writing in this space a guest column, instead of on the editorial page (although I did write this week’s editorial, as you can tell from the ample use of quotes …



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