A New Year and A New Hope

I do not regret this year coming to a close. For me, 2013 will always be the year when my beloved son, Lawrence C. McClarey, died at

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The Lessons of Bethlehem

Amid this selfie society, so immersed in our preoccupation, nay, our obsession with our personal agendas, it might be refreshing to consider the lessons found

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Be Not Afraid

Be not afraid. My Pastor said this many times during his homily at Midnight Mass this year. He was quoting Pope John Paul II who

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Talking White Trash

  People of a certain age ought to remember the routine that made comedian Jeff Foxworthy a household name. And I’ll give just one example:

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay. Remember, Christ, our Savior Was born on Christmas day. To save us all from Satan\’s power

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When Did Jesus Know He was God?

Little is known about the time between our LORD’s birth in Bethlehem and the Wedding at Cana where he began his public mission. So the question of when Jesus in his

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Pecan Pie Protestantism

My grandmother used to bake one pecan pie a year using her own pecans from her own tree, which she guarded with her own rifle.

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The Danger of Being Cynical

Webster’s dictionary defines cynicism as “believing that people are generally selfish and dishonest”. In a recent book study with friends, we discussed a chapter on

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An Advent Adoption Story

In his December 1 Angelus message, Pope Francis called the season of Advent \”a journey towards the horizon of hope.\” I want to tell you

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Reasons to Love the Immaculata

This year we celebrate The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady on Monday, December 9th.  Traditionally, it is celebrated on December 8th.  However, since the Second

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The Purge: Review and Reflection

Ponder this:  one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences. What would you do? This is the question throughout the film

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