August 30, 2012

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