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GOING BACK

In the last few weeks, some friends of mine have been posting pictures of themselves online returning to the places where they went to college - but this time with their children who are visiting…

BELIEVE

Being the youngest of three brothers, I’m still prone to sibling pressure.  It was a few years ago that my brother Craig was very insistent that I needed to watch this television show that he…

DARE

Working at Montclair State University as the Catholic University Chaplain continues to be a very unique experience.  Not the least of which is encountering, getting to know, and working with people of every religion -…

GOD IS GUILTY?

No doubt more than at any other time of the year, you will find a lot of media interest focusing on Jesus Christ.   Editors of news sources whether print or virtual as well as television…

WHATS THE BIG DEAL

Was someone to offer me $10,000 if I were to answer the question “who were the nominees for Best Actress in last week’s Academy Awards?”  or to name the films that were in competition for…

LET “IT” GO

In recent years, a greater number of parents than perhaps at any other time prior would agree that one of the biggest contributors to their stress, biggest threats to their sanity comes from one source. …

WHO’S IN CONTROL?

Figs and fig trees... Did you know that between the Old and New Testaments there is a reference to figs or fig trees over 48 times?  Not that I can read hearts or minds, but…

THE LENTEN STRUGGLE IS REAL

A week and a half into Lent, how are things going for you?  On Ash Wednesday we heard of the three pillars of the season of Lent, of Prayer - Fasting and Almsgiving and usually,…

THE “SILENCE” OF ST JOSEPH

It’s always a joy to be home - which St. Agnes, Clark, NJ  truly is.  I first became a Christian here Baptized a month after my birth.  First Penance, First Communion, and many, many, many…

NOVENA IN HONOR OF SAINT JOSEPH

A novena is a nine-day intentional prayer usually focused on a particular intention.  It's patterned on the Apostles who after Jesus' ascension into heaven devoted themselves to 9 days of prayer as they awaited the…