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So many of our priests, deacons, women and men religious—as well as married couples—are celebrating anniversaries these happy weeks. Congratulations! Just last Sunday I celebrated my … more
Dear friends in the Lord: As we begin this Lenten Season, in which we reflect on the passion, death, and resurrection of Our Lord, I offer this reflection on our own deaths and resurrections, and … more
A blessed Easter to all! Last Friday I had a less than happy experience, which taught me a lesson about this Holy Week. For months I had looked forward to flying home for the first Holy … more
I couldn’t quite keep a diary during those exhilarating hours of the Holy Father’s visit to us, because I was a bit preoccupied! But images, words, and events are branded in my memory … more
The other day I wished a Jewish friend a blessed Yom Kippur, their holy “day of atonement.” “Thanks,” he replied, “and it seems so obvious that the world sure … more
Earlier this week, I wrote in my blog http://cardinaldolan.org/index.php/honoring-saint-patrick about today’s glorious feast, that of our patron, St. Patrick, and especially why parades are so … more
Nature is dying. While I enjoy autumn, with the changing leaves, (since I don’t have to rake a yard full of fallen leaves), gradual chill, shorter days, and graying skies, I can’t … more
Our readings from the Bible during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass these happy 50 days of Easter—Paschaltide—describe a paradox. You know how that word is defined: “Something … more
Queridos amigos en el Señor: Al comenzar este Tiempo de Cuaresma, en la que reflexionamos sobre la Pasión, la Muerte, y la Resurrección de Nuestro Señor, les … more
You will not be surprised, given my girth, that I enjoy conversations with good cooks.  While I’m hardly a chef myself—I can make a cup of tea or a piece of toast—I sure enjoy … more
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