From the Pastor — July 2, 2017

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY A friend of mine teaches political science in a college in New York City. I have spent many a lunch listening to him eulogize James Madison. When his students complain, “It’s hard for the government to get anything done,” my friend loves to retort, “Right, Madison wanted to make it that way.” I love hearing about this stuff—the founding of our country and the composition of the Constitution.  So I hope you’ll excuse me if I...

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From the Pastor — June 25, 2017

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

Have a good Vacation Like most things in life, putting together a good vacation takes a little effort and maybe some skill. First off, good for you if you can take some time off. You’re fortunate. Not everyone can do that. Not to lay a “guilt trip” on anyone, but a little gratitude is not out of place if your circumstances allow you to get away. I remember my first vacation as a Jesuit. I had already been in the Novitiate (the first two years...

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From the Pastor — June 18, 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

Happy Father’s Day On this Father’s Day we congratulate and honor all the fathers in our community, and all the men who play the role of protecting life and fostering well-being in any way. I remember my father coming back from Church on Sunday and complaining that the priests always pay a lot of attention to Mother’s Day, but give short shrift to Father’s Day.  Let that not happen here at Old St. Joe’s.  But that was an unusual complaint...

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