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August 30, 2012

Fullerton youths pray for wounded parishioner

FULLERTON – Two days after a parishioner of St. Joseph, Fullerton, was shot at a nearby public high school, two dozen of his peers gathered at the church for a prayer service.
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Fatherhood after infertility

Four months ago, a close friend texted me a photo – a positive pregnancy test.
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Grass underfoot awfully green

What is more astonishing, the magnificence and volume of our blessings or the manner in which we take them for granted?
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Make the day count

Maya Angelou has been quoted as saying, “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.”
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For one mother, it was never work

While the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic dominated pop culture last month, my sentiments steered toward more personal milestones.
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Here comes the bride – down the 21st century aisle

For the most part, little girls grow up dreaming about getting married.
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Minnesota farm life gave Easter another perspective

Springtime on the farm had a natural rhythm that heightened around Easter, when frozen earth was finally thawing and turning the farmyard into a muddy mess. My siblings and I spent our time searching for new litters of kittens and collecting eggs, which we had missed during winter’s dark days when hens take leave from...
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Fight for religious freedom falls during ironic anniversary

Speaking a year ago at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, John Garvey predicted that threats to religious liberty would become the most important issue facing the Catholic Church in the United States in the next half century.
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Irish sisters left their mark in Essex and beyond

Monsignor Albert T. Stallings was having no luck finding an order of religious sisters to staff his brand-new parish school. The founding pastor of St. Clare in Essex had contacted 85 orders of American nuns and 18 orders of Irish nuns, but they all turned him down.
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Life without football isn’t so bad

It hit some of you as soon as the confetti fell on the New York Giants, who were hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl XLVI.
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Don’t knock the ’Net until you try it

You believe that municipal budget problems would be solved if local governments simply enforced the existing fines for talking and texting on cell phones while driving a car.
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‘I have connections in heaven’

Mercy Sister Lois Mueller was a bundle of energy when I first met her at The Villa retirement home in Baltimore three years ago. I was visiting for a story I was writing about how retired nuns kept in shape by playing bowling and other Nintendo Wii video games donated by students of St. Joseph...
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