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And now for our next guest

What has been commonplace ever since the dawn of late-night talk shows is that the least significant of the guests gets perhaps a three-minute segment at the end of the show, …

A different team and a lasting championship

One of the websites I visit a couple of times a day — as a former athlete and lifelong sports fan — is espn.com. There I get more than box scores, videos and articles on recent …

Christus Vivit

Christus Vivit is going to change the way we form our youth, and thus, how we form ourselves for the ministry. This is not a document that comes to us from the lofty perch of an …

An authentic democracy

Those of us who have grown up within the womb of a democratic society may not always recognize how radical the idea behind such a society actually is, nor how fragile its …

Web of faith

As a child, I loved slipping into the yard early on summer mornings, when dewy webs cascaded precariously about the damp garden. The tiny threads held large drops of water — seeming …

Redressing anti-Catholic bias in education

There is a strange anomaly in American Constitutional Law as it has come down to us through the Courts: The freedom of private schools, including religious schools, to …

The Holy Spirit is knocking!

This is the time in our Liturgical year when the focus is placed on the Holy Spirit and all the Sprit embodies. For many in our local communities, this is a time of feasts and …

Last of the Summer Wine

He is short and scrubby. She is tall and rock-jawed. He lives on the first floor, while she lives on the second level right above him. For some unexplained reason she is his …

Here I am, Lord

One instant the two boys were debating the next step in the AP Chemistry problem. The next, one had shoved the other. The principal entered demanding to know what was happening. One teen-age boy blurted out, “We all failed the test today. …

Follow Me

Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the Cursillo Convocation at Stonehill College. Preparing for the convocation gave me an opportunity to reflect on my own call to discipleship.

Rain delay

Happy Summer! 

As I am sitting here typing this, the Red Sox just started playing after a four-hour rain delay. Last night they had a two-hour rain delay. 

Both times after the rain delays, the Red Sox came out swinging and hitting well. …


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