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Numbers…measurements…statistics…metrics…percentages…rates…  How our lives seem to be ruled by numbers! I wait anxiously for my blood pressure, my … more
Let’s talk about something pleasant, shall we? Too often in my column I have to write you on tough issues, bad news, worrisome developments. Not today: Let’s think about … more
Earlier this week I was honored to receive an award from the New York Board of Rabbis. In my brief expression of appreciation, I relayed the story of the visit to New York a few years back by … more
Let me write about a menu of issues I wanted to bring to your attention. First of all, soon...school’s out! Our college students are already home, working hard to pay tuition. … more
Jesus was a compassionate friend and the most effective teacher ever. Still is! He knew his friends, the apostles and disciples, had been on a “roller coaster” of emotions. They … more
This column comes to you from Lourdes, the renowned shrine in southwestern France where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. There, Our Lady assured St. Bernadette that this … more
This glorious Easter Season often presents to us daily Mass readings from the Acts of the Apostles, that inspired book of the New Testament, written by St. Luke, often called, “The Fifth … more
A blessed Easter to all! Last Friday I had a less than happy experience, which taught me a lesson about this Holy Week. For months I had looked forward to flying home for the first Holy … more
Can I share with you a recent episode that I have often reflected upon these penitential days of Lent? Six weeks or so ago I traveled to the friendly Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., at the invitation … more
Lent always reminds us that life is a journey, a pilgrimage... On Ash Wednesday, as we commenced these forty days, we were reminded that God created us from dust, and “unto dust we shall … more
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