Seeking Life

June 12, 2018
The decline in relationships
The decline in relationships
I grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930s in a home without electricity, radio, TV, any kind of telephone, much less a smart one. We received no newspapers, magazines or even what today we call junk mail. We had only a handful of books.
 
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July 10, 2017
A beautiful example of compassion
A beautiful example of compassion

A quote from Helen Keller, cited in different contexts, forms the perfect backdrop for my column's theme this month.

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May 17, 2017
The fear gripping all of us today
The fear gripping all of us today

"It's almost like living under this -- maybe not fear -- but a worry about what's next and what will happen. This feeling of being unwelcome in the country. I hadn't really felt that before."

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October 13, 2016
Bishop Ricardo Ramirez's perspective on the power of the poor
Bishop Ricardo Ramirez's perspective on the power of the poor

Ricardo Ramirez, retired bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, recently published a book titled, "Power from the Margins: The Emergence of the Latino in the Church and in Society."

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August 16, 2016
Hope in the face of terminal illness
Hope in the face of terminal illness

It was a vacation to my homeland to renew my spirit in the mountains of New Mexico, appropriately named for the blood of Christ for their reddish tint at certain times of the day. It was certainly that, but the greater inspiration came from a visit to a cousin suffering from cancer of the pancreas.

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May 17, 2016
Let's continue building bridges, not walls
Let's continue building bridges, not walls

Marcelino Ramos, a gardener, crossed the border between Mexico and the U.S. in the trunk of a car in 1967. With him were his wife Maria, eldest son Humberto and eldest daughter Rosa. The Ramoses, parents of 10 children, fit the paradigm of immigrants who, from the beginning, have continually renewed the Catholic Church and strengthened the nation.

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October 14, 2015
An unforgettable journey
An unforgettable journey

One cannot help marvel at the man who was formerly the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, named Jorge Mario Bergoglio and now known as Pope Francis.

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February 18, 2015
Marching for life in all its phases
Marching for life in all its phases

Advocates of the pro-life movement marched on Washington recently on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion. Participants sprawled on cold concrete in a "die-in" in front of the White House.

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December 17, 2014
Keeping in mind the hungry during our festive days
Keeping in mind the hungry during our festive days

In a front page news story in the Hartford Courant, Steven Goode reports on how hunger has grown in Connecticut's Hartford and Tolland counties in the past 30 years.

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June 18, 2014
The battle we're not winning
The battle we're not winning

On a recent Saturday morning I was walking the streets, praying the rosary. As I went along, I noticed four other walkers going in the same direction.

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