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Back in the days of giants

I would like to tell you about a very special physician who roamed the halls of St. Joseph, Lutheran and Parkview hospitals years ago. His name is Dr. Michael Mastrangelo. […]

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Wake up: the real danger posed by the California confession bill

Senate Bill 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state Senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts […]

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The corpse raiders

Most people recognize the importance of obtaining consent before retrieving organs from the bodies of deceased persons. They also understand the necessity of showing respect for those bodily remains following […]

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What if every life were precious?

When Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law, she gave this simple explanation. “Every life is precious,” she said. The law has been criticized […]

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On the composting of thee and me

In Herman Wouk’s novel, “War and Remembrance,” Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human beings are “microbes on a grain of dust … and […]

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The destination must direct the way

Many people say that they don’t hear too many sermons about hell anymore. I believe this is true in general, but I will say that I preach about it a […]

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Graduation, diplomas and degrees: What is your identity?

This time of year is always marked by transitions. Whether it be graduations, weddings or simply traveling for the summer, we often find ourselves moving from one place to another […]

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Sometimes you have to throw a ‘Hail Mary’

Let me share the story of a special lady I had the honor of taking care of. Quite a few years ago, I met this woman when she was in […]

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Two nuggets for commencement season

It is commencement season, and I am collecting my thoughts for upcoming speeches. Because of space, let me share two of five nuggets harvested from experiences that span both professional […]

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Nobody gets hurt?               

A few years back, I gave a talk titled “Thinking Through the Transgender Question” at a local parish. In the audience were several individuals supporting the transgender movement. During the […]

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Whitewashing Planned Parenthood

The pro-life film “Unplanned” has exceeded expectations, recouping its $6 million filming budget on its first weekend in theaters. At this writing, it has taken in over $17 million — […]

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All the news that’s fit to print

“Wife Returned After Having Fine Funeral.”  The headline of a 483-word story in the March 15, 1904, edition of The New York Times bore a sly nod to Tom Sawyer. […]