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Sunday Scriptures
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I read in a recent magazine article that an increasing number of young American women are choosing to remain single. Although they may enjoy dating and the company of men, they wish to pursue careers or other interests unencumbered by commitments of having a spouse and children, it explained. more
The subject of death is not something we willingly talk about. It conjures up feelings of sadness, longing for loved ones, fear of our own passing and a realization that life as we currently are living it will not continue forever. more
At a gathering of people from our old prayer group, I was standing with a friend who is legally blind when she began remarking on how blessed we are. Terry focused her comments on the ease of life, abundant food and other blessings that surround most of us. more
In the early 1990s, a popular book by author John Gray hit the best-seller list and stayed there for a long time. The book, entitled "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus," rested on the premise that women and men think and communicate so differently from each other that they might as well have come from different planets. A classic example: I can bring up a particular problem and only want to talk it through; my husband instinctively goes into "solution mode." He thinks it's his job to resolve my dilemma, and I'm content for him to just listen. more
I run a summer service camp called Camp Fort Worth. It has made a significant impact on the lives of teens for about 15 years. Students from a local Catholic high school are regular participants in the camp, while some of their classmates attend another camp called Life Camp. more
December 11, Third Sunday of Advent Cycle B Readings: First Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; Luke 1:46-50, 53-54 Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 more
I know personally the meaning of the words of this week's Scripture from Proverbs: "When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life." more
As correspondent for my diocesan newspaper, I cover the western part of Virginia. That includes many, mostly rural communities in the Appalachian region. I've lived all my life in urban areas, but ever since my very first visit to a small Catholic parish in Clintwood, I can't seem to get enough of documenting the Gospel life among people in Appalachia. more
If two people want to maintain a close relationship, they usually have to wrestle with at least three communication tensions:  1) How often are they together versus spending time … more
Sherry and Jim were gratified last spring when Kyle, their firstborn, graduated from college and traveled halfway across the country to begin training in his first professional job. more