Commentary

Supreme joy and a divine gift

Those who possess true joy are not deterred by their problems, by distress or by deprivation – their own or that of others.
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Where everybody knows your name

Yes, belonging to places is good – it feels right, we fit in. We should all belong to some place, to some group, to some church, even to someone. Where do you feel as if you belong?
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The more, the merrier

As the Christmas season approaches, George Matysek shares the joys of having five children age 5 and under.
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The gift of a ‘banana tree’

During this season of giving, as we thoughtfully select gifts for people we know and love – and maybe even for strangers – how wonderful to consider that a gift may bring joy not just in the moment of opening, but also for years to come.
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No sales pitch required

The world may or may not believe what we say. But the world will believe what we do. Do we live in such a way as to allow the God born once in a manger to live fully in us?
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My favorite gift to buy is that for a stranger

This Christmas season, as your family and mine add unnecessary “stuff” to the pile collecting in our closets, dressers, and cabinets, let us remember there are good and hardworking families in our community who are not as blessed to afford new things.
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Did Judas receive Communion?/ Refusing to baptize

Father Kenneth Doyle fields questions about whether Judas received Communion and a priest refusing to baptize a baby.
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‘Time for a different approach’

We have to do something – actually we have to do a lot of somethings: strengthen families, fight poverty, promote the dignity of life – so that when we get to the end of 2020, we’re not looking at 300 or more homicides in Baltimore again.
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Turkey Bowl at 100: Augie Miceli still teaching, leading

The best thing you can do in life is be a consistent, positive example to your family. Teach them to be punctual. Teach them to be a good influence on their community. And, most essential, teach them how to provide care and love to other people, especially those in your family.
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Not just a dog

God created these very special animals especially for us, to emulate him. He knew exactly what he was doing when he made dogs.
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Turkey Bowl 100: Devoted over distance, time

There may be longer Turkey Bowl attendance streaks, but few have embraced one of Maryland’s most enduring sporting traditions as fervently as Ed Romans and Bill Korrow.
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Mary and me

I am the biggest advocate for my kids. She is Jesus' biggest advocate.
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