A Truly Good-Hearted Man

I bid farewell to a dear friend on Tuesday. Larry passed away last Saturday at age 88. No one expected him to live that long. He’d had heart trouble since the late 1970s. Since he didn’t know just how long his ticker would keep ticking, he treated every day as a gift from God. Genuinely Good Larry was a...

A Latecomer to the Rosary

I didn’t grow up praying the Rosary. My early faith formation was in the 1970s, a time of butterflies and posters and “Smile, God loves you!” Don’t get me wrong, I caught the faith through that formation, and I’ve clung tightly to that faith ever since. But praying the Rosary just wasn’t part of...

St. Tryptophan . . . Pray for Us!

Three Thanksgiving meals, a whirlwind of relatives, and lots of leftovers later, I see that it’s my turn to write a blog posting. I wish I could blame my lack of energy on the tryptophan in the turkey I’ve eaten, but there’s more to it than that. I can’t keep up and I’m tired of...

‘Through the Looking Glass’

“‘I’m very brave generally,’ he went on in a low voice: ‘only to-day I happen to have a headache.’”  So said Tweedledum in Through the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There) by Lewis Carroll. Carroll suffered from migraine, as do I. It’s little wonder that a headache showed up in one...

Be Who You Are

Jesus criticized the Pharisees and called them hypocrites. They were caught up in their strict observance of the Law, certain that this made them better than everyone else. They looked down their noses (from the height of their “high horses”) on those they considered less pious, less dedicated,...

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