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HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON YOU

Two Christmases ago my brother gifted my Mom and I with tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway. Well technically speaking, as he handed the us the tickets, he informed us we were “done” for Christmas,…

ANY FINAL THOUGHTS?

At the end of your life, what will you recall?   Kind of a loaded question, isn’t it? It’s kind of an unfair one too. Here it is in the middle of August - most people…

LIKE IT OR NOT, WORDS WE NEED TO…

At first glance at this Gospel, I closed the book.   With all the horrific news over the last few weeks it just wasn’t what I wanted to read.   Mass-shootings where people at a Summer Festival,…

SNOW IN AUGUST?

So today is a historic day for us here at Newman Catholic. It was 5 years ago that the Archdiocese of Newark officially purchased the house next door from us (pictured above as it looked…

FRIVOLOUS vs SERIOUS

A couple of months ago, this foundation called “the United States Chamber Institute for Legal Reform” published their top 10 list of “most ridiculous lawsuits in the world.” They weren’t kidding... that was a pretty…

COMPLAINTS & PRAYERS

HOW TO GET GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. You have to give whomever wrote that headline credit. If they get paid by the number of clicks that an article received, that creator had to have had a…

DEALING WITH PRAYER SHAMING

In the last few years, particularly thanks to social media, we’ve had a rise of a disturbing phenomenon called “Prayer Shaming.” That’s when news of some horror or tragedy becomes national news - whether it’s…

GETTING TO A SWEETER LAYER

I’m not sure how many college’s and universities require it anymore, but one of the biggest pains in the neck in the whole application process was trying to write those personal statement essays. That’s where…

YES – NO – MAYBE ? HOW WILL…

Working with college students sometimes puts me ahead of the curve in seeing changes and shifts in society ... and not necessarily leaps ahead for mankind. One thing over the last few years we’ve been…

IF YOU HAD A WEEK TO LIVE, WHAT…

If you knew you had a week to live, what would you do?   Have you ever been asked that question before? Maybe you’re in a group setting and they want to have an icebreaker to get people…