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The worst winter in 30 years has left its imprint on New York City pavement in the form of potholes; lots of them. Dings, dents and damages take a back seat for those drivers who must replace a … more
“Gooey two sins” describes the incident quite accurately. The three-year-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed, angelic little girl had chocolate stains all over her mouth and chin. Her mother entered the … more
Can God be our valentine? Why not? Children write letters to Santa Claus. Kids leave their lost teeth underneath their pillows for the Tooth Fairy. So why shouldn't we compose a valentine for God? … more
This year will be different! That phrase captures the serious determination that people bring to the New Year. Statistics show that more than 140 million U.S. residents make resolutions in January. … more
From the start of his classic tale, “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens insists that Jacob Marley is dead. Otherwise nothing wonderful would come of his story. At the heart of this wonder are four … more
During the biblical Jewish exile whenever Moses was in trouble, he would go to the meeting tent to seek God's help. A cloud would descend over them while they spoke face to face (Exodus 33:9). Today, … more
Have the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls of Halloween frightened us away from practicing saintly virtues where we work? Here are three welcoming “spirits” that can restore our faith in the … more
Since the year 2001 the month of September for many Americans and most New Yorkers recalls the fatal attacks and the loved ones who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on United … more
Is the virtue of wisdom a pure infusion from on high? If it were, we might be tempted to think that some people have it and some people don’t. The Church teaches that all Catholics who receive the sacrament of confirmation are blest with wisdom—one of the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. But do we really exercise this gift at the office? Do we put it into daily practice? Grace notwithstanding, the virtue of wisdom is as much an election as it is an endowment. And if we don’t use it, we’re doomed to lose it. more
Every year on July 4 our nation celebrates Independence Day. Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago we refused to put up with any form of tyranny, oppression, or political slavery. We fought for, … more
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