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Learning the butterfly

I’ve been trying to learn how to swim the butterfly stroke for years now. I’m still pathetic. I churn that water so much that the chlorine almost becomes butter. And what’s the effect? I might as well be on a … Continue reading

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The Humility of a Foreigner

It is Thursday afternoon as you hurry to renew your registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles (D.M.V.). You chose to handle this task at lunch to avoid extending work into happy hour. Nevertheless, you are rushing in hopes that … Continue reading

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To Trip or Not to Trip

I never associated tripping with the feast of Corpus Christi. But this concept unexpectedly was a leitmotif of my Corpus Christi this year. It wasn’t that I tripped over my cassock or experienced any epic failure as an acolyte. I … Continue reading

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Being a priest is fun!

The other day I was celebrating mass at a local parish while outside it rained and thundered. The storm grew steadily in volume until at the consecration, as I held up the host, lightning struck the church and the power … Continue reading

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Keep it Simple

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, … Continue reading

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New Boat, Old Sea

I don’t know much more than the basics of sailing. I’ve been sailing a couple times and enjoyed it, but I can’t say it is on my top ten favorite things to do. In today’s day and age, if you … Continue reading

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5 ways to cure information indigestion

Did you overindulge in cable news a bit during the election?  Devour Instagram insatiably during spring break?  Gobble up your Facebook feed so fast you didn’t really taste what you were consuming?  Understandable behavior for the season, but now you … Continue reading

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Come Holy Spirit

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Real-Life Ways to raise kids Catholic: Parenting Powered by ECyD

In my 20 years of parenting I have gone through almost every possible clever method of Catholic child-rearing one could imagine. Most of them worked (for a while) to support the faith and values that we wanted to raise our … Continue reading

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The ladies

   “The more the flower of humility blossoms in a soul, the greater is the good odor it imparts to her who possesses it, to those who behold her, and to those who are about her.” -Saint Teresa of Avila Many … Continue reading

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