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A True Story about the Dangers of Helping Others

October 18, 2017
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a great story from Wil 3 who is the author of the amazing thriller Heartly God? (Shorehouse Books, 2017) My Nonna claimed to be Catholic. Her religious practice, like many Italian-Americans, included standard routines of…

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Looking for Toilets, My Travels Through Europe: Venice

August 3, 2017
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VENICE Doge’s Palace has a public toilet. See Venice while you can for many parts of it are sinking into the sea. It’s kinda like California slipping into the ocean at the rate of a…

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Your Gradience! What Radiant Gradient Hair!

June 9, 2016
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Your Gradience! What Radiant Gradient Hair!

Striding across Randolph heading north on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue on my way to work one day in the early ’70s, a complete stranger (as opposed to an incomplete stranger) stopped me in the middle of…

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Life with Harmony the Non-Irish Cat

March 17, 2016
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It’s funny that I was chosen to sing this morning at the St. Patrick’s Day mass at my church, because I am not Irish. It appears that there isn’t anything Celtic about me, at least…

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Catholic Moments

November 26, 2015
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We Roman Catholics have our own set of “moments” that are peculiarly ours. 1. The moment you start to tell your sins in the confessional, and you forget every sin on your list except the…

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Pope Dines With Homeless, Paul Ryan Arrives Hours Later to Re-wash Dishes

September 25, 2015
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After Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress yesterday, he declined many meal invites from the lawmakers in order to dine with area homeless people in Washington, D.C. Francis instead blessed a meal for…

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Church Diaries: The Novena

March 21, 2015
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This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anything living or dead is accidental, so don’t blame the author. I have enough problems. Novenas are cool. For nine days in a row, you say…

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Church Diaries

February 22, 2015
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Church Diaries

Choir Practice It’s Wednesday night choir practice time. As usual, only half the choir has shown up. This is a problem, because we only have eighteen people to begin with: 2 basses, 2 tenors, 3…

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Guns 4 Nuns

September 5, 2014
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Guns 4 Nuns

Today I saw a car with a bumper sticker that said “Guns 4 Nuns.” I went to Catholic school for twelve years. Trust me. The last thing those sadistic penguins need are firearms. Mario TurchiaroloMario…

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