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HOPELESS OR HOPEFUL

In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, United States Navy Commander James Stockdale shared some of his experiences being one of the 591 Prisoners of War who endured that horrendous ordeal and lived to tell…

GOD’S COMING – YES, EVEN IN 2020

Something that would only make sense in 2020: On Friday morning an online headline told of how someone had planned a “Turkey funeral to bypass state restrictions on gatherings.” The story explained how in Colorado,…

NOT “CHECKING A BOX”

Megyn Kelly the former television journalist recently launched her own podcast discussing political, cultural and legal issues.  In one episode she shared a pretty emotional story about her 10 year old son, Yates.  Back in…

A MATTER OF TRUST

Every so often, you will see online, or in a newspaper or in a magazine article a list of what American people consider the most prestigious, most respected of jobs. What occupations people consider the most…

A TALE OF TWO MEN

I’ve spent a bulk of today reading the long awaited report from the Vatican on the former Archbishop of Newark, Theodore McCarrick. At about 6 hours in, I was a little more than halfway through…

ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE

Every year on November 9th, we celebrate not the death of someone who was named a Saint, nor the birth of someone significant but the dedication of a specific Church in the City of Rome. …

BEFORE ITS TOO LATE

Anyone who’s been fortunate to visit Rome, go to their museums, spend time in the great Churches and massive Basilica’s can attest that it is often a sensory overload.  Your first time entering into some…

THE FINAL DEBATE

Here it is, first week of November.  You have politicians on complete opposite ends of the issue and people getting so worked up and passionate about their stands that it makes one afraid to offer…

HONORING THE UNKNOWNS

Back in fourth grade, my family took what might have been my first visit to Washington D.C.   It’s kind of interesting what stands out in memory almost 40 years later:  - I remember it was…

SHEMA (my alternate homily from yesterday)

This semester for our weekly Newman Night’s we have been watching the first ever multi-episode, multi-season television show based on the life of Jesus Christ called “The Chosen.”  This week we’re actually finishing up with…