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Epiphany 2

So I want you to think of a carpenter, a guy carpenter.  I know at least fifty carpenters and general contractors, so surely you know a few as well.  You can picture them, right?  Masters of  the math of construction, … Continue reading

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Baptism of Our Lord

So on Wednesday, I attended the annual dinner of the Burlington County Fire Chief’s Association – every year I open and close the dinner with prayer.  The keynote speaker this year was Daniel Onieal, who is the Deputy Administrator of … Continue reading

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Christmas

Merry Christmas, everybody!  I love Christmas.  Now, I’m not an overly sentimental kind of guy – I’m sure my poor wife has something to say about that – but Christmas can bring out the sap in me.  I like to … Continue reading

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Advent 4

Advent is drawing to a close, and so sadly too is Hallmark Christmas Movie Season.  The plots of Hallmark Christmas movies are about the same: small town girl moves to the big city, finds success and a hedge fund boyfriend, … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday

“What did the President know, and when did he know it?”  Sounds like a modern question, but it was really asked 46 years ago.  The President in question was Nixon.  The person being questioned was former White House Counsel John … Continue reading

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Advent 2

Advent is full of contradictions.  The Church tells us to slow down, be quiet, contemplate, light a candle, take a bath, whatever and on and on.  I sometimes have a hard time taking that teaching of the Church seriously when, … Continue reading

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Advent 1

Ah, Thanksgiving.  We’ve always had a decent outreach effort around Thanksgiving, with HomeFront meals and turkeys and food going this way and that.  But five or six years ago, I remember being at the firehouse and Michelle Dudas, God rest … Continue reading

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