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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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Media skew mass killing
July 5, 2016

To the editor:
I am grieved, shocked and shattered over the mass shooting at Orlando.

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Watching our children grow up is bittersweet
Watching our children grow up is bittersweet
June 28, 2016

Why is it so difficult for parents to let their children make their own choices?

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Touching the lives of many
Touching the lives of many
June 21, 2016

This time of year can be bittersweet, as it's typically marked by folks in the Diocese of Rochester opting for retirement after having logged long and faithful ministerial tenures.

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Finding what is lost
Finding what is lost
June 9, 2016

On June 13 the church celebrates the memorial of St. Anthony of Padua.

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