Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry: Advice on Coping from a Saint

Tractor trailers bear his image. In Italy, it is not uncommon to see semi-tractor trailers zipping down the highway boasting an image of an infamous Capuchin friar.  On my own visits to Rome, I have seen this on more than one … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Cross

  This week the Church observed the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  The Cross for us is like a compass that points our way through difficulties.  Instead of grumbling in the wilderness of our lives, wondering where … Continue reading

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The Year of Faith

The Year of Faith October 11, 2012 to November 23, 2013 “…They called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith…”(Acts 14:27). Pope Benedict XVI recently declared a … Continue reading

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On Going to the Moon: Not Just Another Raving “Lunatic”

A popular lunatic One of my favorite old-time TV programs is the Honeymooners.  A line from that 1950s sitcom which always makes me laugh is when Ralph Kramden, played by Jackie Gleason, gets flustered at his wife and yells, “To … Continue reading

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