How to tell a conference

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I played around the monitor screen with my mouse and fiddled and diddled until I heard a voice, a familiar voice, the voice of Bishop Larry. Then the video screen began...

Going to the Chapel of Love

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 “Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get marriedGoin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get marriedGee I really love youAnd we’re gonna get...

Father Joseph Henchey: Jesus’ Holy Henchman

I have been blessed to know hundreds of great priests whose friendship, words and example have made me a more faithful disciple and more...

Easters past — some forgotten, some remembered

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More than 50 years after the fact, I can still tell folks who played what position for the 1967 Impossible Dream Boston Red Sox....

Celebrating the centenary of St. John Paul II’s birth

The typical Polish Happy Birthday song is “Sto Lat,” which translates into English as “100 years, 100 years, may he/she live, live for us...

A Mother’s Day Past

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One of my favorite things to do is to buy family and friends gifts. I place great emphasis to get the giftee the perfect...

The Road Less Traveled

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The house is no longer there, the cottage where my grandparents, Kate and Pat Fallon raised five children, the oldest being my mother, Mary....

Pitching our tents

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You may have heard the one about the detective who, on being interviewed by a friend, was asked why he stayed in a tent....

Of witnessing and parenting

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Growing up in Fall River, it seemed that our parish would find any excuse to have a procession. Whether it was two processions for...

Growing in Faith through Podcasts

At the beginning of the year, there was the uplifting news that a new podcast, “Bible In A Year” (with Father Mike Schmitz) topped...

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