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Father Patrick Killilea, SS.CC.

There is something foul in the air

It had been a pleasant day so far here in Kalaupapa. The sun was shining and the breezes blowing. I had just walked into...

The soul of compassion

At a recent convocation the speaker told a story about two Irish priests who were out for a stroll one day in the Irish...

Community

Community is so important in the lives of all people but especially in the lives of Christians. We were made in the image of...

The Road Less Traveled

The house is no longer there, the cottage where my grandparents, Kate and Pat Fallon raised five children, the oldest being my mother, Mary....

How now brown cow?

Those few words, “How now, brown cow?” is what we might call a lighthearted way of asking, “What’s up, doc?” or “What’s next?” Dictionaries...

The Last Farewell

"There’s a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor, tomorrow for old England she sails; “Far away from your land of sunshine to...

Pitching our tents

You may have heard the one about the detective who, on being interviewed by a friend, was asked why he stayed in a tent....

Get behind me, Satan

There comes to mind at this time the story of the lady who went shopping for a dress one day. Seeing a fabulous dress...

Green side of the grass

“You can’t be in a hurry, your pace is like a snail.The highlight of your morning is when you check your mail. But at least...

Those masked marvels

Many of you readers grew up watching the Lone Ranger fight for justice. Some of you may have thrilled at the exploits of Batman...

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