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An Old Familiar Plot

It’s a familiar story, a boat or plane accident causes a group of people to be stranded on an island. There is little fresh water or food. The plot centers on the response of the victims as they strive to survive … Continue reading

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Trekking toward Independence

A father’s role is to be the guardian and provider for his children. Yes, the mother and father work as a team, but nature seems to have assigned the nurturing aspect more to the mother and the protecting job to … Continue reading

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Joseph – A Patron Saint for Worriers

If you live in what is called the First World, you probably worry about car repairs, money for college for you or your kids, being downsized at work, or other life-altering issues. If you live in the Third World, you … Continue reading

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WORDS MEAN THINGS

WORDS MEAN THINGS. How we speak of other people or issues reveal our underlying, true opinion of them unless of course, we are lying through our teeth, because our actions speak louder than our words. We take the greatest care … Continue reading

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Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne

Today in the Catholic Church is the Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the Parents of the Virgin Mary. Their names do not appear in the Bible but come from an outside source, the Gospel of James. An ancient tradition … Continue reading

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Golden Silence

When you first meet a new friend, you spend much time talking to each other. You have a lot of questions. What’s your name? Where do you live? What do you like to do? As time goes on you get … Continue reading

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Now is the Time for Saint Joseph

You don’t need to be a news junkie or a sociologist to know that families worldwide are hurting. Marriages do not last until death do us part, indeed many fail within a short three years. Only about half of the … Continue reading

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Productive Obscurity

No matter the occupation, most workers have one thing in common; they spend their workdays in obscurity.  The plumber, the trash hauler, the cable installer and the short-order cook, are rarely the subject of news headlines. To be sure when … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Diaries of Joseph and Mary

Life at Nazareth The years have passed quickly. Jesus is a man in age and in body. His hands now look like mine, brown, calloused from the work. His arms are strong and his fingers sure as they shape wood … Continue reading

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Stories from the Early Church on the Birth of Mary

September 8th. is the day we celebrate the birth of Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. The readings and the gospel for that day speak appropriately of the Messiah however they also speak of what preceded Jesus’ birth and how … Continue reading

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