A few days that define all of life and eternity

My life comes down to a few days, captured for me between Holy Thursday and Easter morning. Every year, I say that to...

Holiday Films – Life lessons from a big guy with a...

Over the past few years, along with “A Christmas Story,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” an annual tradition...

We can free ourselves from consumerism

When recently driving northbound on Route 42, I was surprised to see a billboard ahead announcing Midnight Mass. As I approached the billboard, I...

The potentially irreparable damage of fracking

In his installation Mass homily Pope Francis emphasized that the human race needs to "safeguard the earth." He took the name Francis because, in...

A civilian refugee’s memories of Dunkirk

The movie “Dunkirk” is drawing large crowds as it tells the amazing story of the World War II sea rescue of 338,000 British soldiers...

The tragic cost of racial profiling

Thanks to social media and the mounting cries of outrage by countless Americans of every race, the tragic death of Trayvon Martin will be...

A lifelong northerner prepares to develop a southern accent

Now that we are in the season of Advent, it is time to be thinking ahead to an important date on the calendar. The...

Praise must be deserved, not merely conferred

A few nights ago, on PBS, I heard a man refer to the fact that many people are lacking in vitamin P, which...

Heart of a pastor, mind of a businessman

By Kevin Moran As word spread of Msgr. Robert T. McDermott’s retirement, parishioners, friends and community members began to reflect on the impact that Father...

The local African-American-Caribbean Catholic Community

One of the challenges that migrants face as they go far away from their native land is how to find a place where they...
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