Monthly Archives: December 2012

Have a “reasonably” Happy New Year

The greeting for a Merry Christmas haw given way to the wish for a Happy New Year.  After celebrating the birth of Jesus and the Feast of the Holy Family, we celebrate the Feast of Mary as Mother of God … Continue reading

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Come ye, to Bethlehem

The Christmas carol “O Come, All Ye Faithful”was written more than 300 years ago.  For more than three centuries this hymn has been sung in all languages where the Christian faith is lived.  In the hymn we hear these words, … Continue reading

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The need for a New-Town

For the past ten days it has been almost impossible to escape discussion of the indescribable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT.  Words have failed us.  What can one say in the face of such horror?  We have … Continue reading

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Name your JOY(S) for today!

The following is taken from the Christmas Letter of Joseph Duffy, Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Patterson, NJ: Sister Anna Marie Nadeau died at the age of 91.  In life people said she always had a smile on her face.  … Continue reading

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Walking the straight and narrow ….

Young people [ourselves in years gone by!] divide the world between things/experiences that are either fun or boring.  Fun things include staying up late and sleeping late, watching tv, hanging out with friends, playing video games, talking on the phone.  … Continue reading

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