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Going Up or Down?

The Lenten season is about to commence, leaving us Catholics to start mentally preparing for our fasts.  But just in case you are still unsure of what you want to do, here is a list of 70 things to give up or take up for Lent.  An important thing to keep in mind when deciding what […]

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I joined the Knights of Columbus a little while ago and have since gotten the Columbia magazine monthly. There has been great articles and interesting reads, but as I went to grab this months issue off the dining room table to clear for dinner and noticed the back cover. “Hey, I know that guy!” I […]

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This guy I know

Let me tell you about this guy I know. His name is Joe. Joe is a little older, but is very well known at church. He was married before, had kids even, but his wife passed away. I’m glad to say his faith never faulted. He raised his kids and stayed faithful. Let me tell […]

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The True Face of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas has had quite a career: from bishop of a small diocese in Asia Minor to everlasting fame on Hallmark greeting cards and Coca Cola advertisements the world over.  To help us bridge the gap from St. Nicholas to the modern secular Santa, we have the excellent website of the St. Nicholas Center, whose motto is […]

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The Miracle of the Disappearing Smartphone

Something extraordinary, indeed miraculous, happened to me over the Thanksgiving holiday: I lost my smartphone.  I had been listening in my room to some sound files on it in preparation for a concert I would be giving shortly.  Thanksgiving dinner was being prepared in the kitchen.  Somewhere between listening and sitting down to eat, the phone […]

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