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Where did we go wrong?
August 1, 2016

To the editor:
Senator Tim Kaine who is Catholic and who is personally opposed to abortion, states that taking the lives of pre-born children should not be outlawed. 

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No priest, no Eucharist
August 1, 2016

To the editor:
No priest, no Eucharist. A simple yet profound statement. There is a poem entitled "The Beautiful Hands of a Priest" which reads, in part; "At the altar each day we behold them, and the hands of a king on his throne are not equal to them in greatness. 

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Let us pray for peace
August 1, 2016

To the editor:
The tragedy of the shooting on June 12 in Orlando is an awakening that what these evil terrorists are doing is pure evil.

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Jesus is vital to education
Jesus is vital to education
August 1, 2016

How quickly the summer months pass and rather soon our children and young people will be returning to school.

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Celebrations of heritage take different forms
Celebrations of heritage take different forms
July 19, 2016

I spent much of last weekend at two large events held outdoors under tents.

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Embracing change
Embracing change
July 12, 2016

Change has been the theme recently for my parish family. This month, we became the Parish of the Holy Family, uniting the churches of Holy Ghost, St. Helen and St. Jude in Gates into one parish.

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A different kind of ABCs
A different kind of ABCs
July 5, 2016

I recently had the privilege to deliver commencement speeches at a few Catholic universities and colleges. Humbled by the fact that few people remember what their commencement speakers intoned at these ceremonies, I tried to keep the message simple and, hopefully, partially memorable.

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Instructing the ignorant, a work of mercy
Instructing the ignorant, a work of mercy
July 5, 2016

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis inaugurated a Holy Year of Mercy -- a special time for the church to celebrate and experience God's mercy.

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