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Fall Festival Sneak Peek: Thomas Kinkade

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If you have always wanted a Christmas Village with its own train set chugging through it, then consider our premier set by Thomas Kinkade. The Hawthorne Village Christmas Collection available to you right now has 16 exquisitely designed buildings, 10 train cars, many tracks (size HO, 1:87 scale)...

Amplifying Black Voices: Bishop Edward Braxton

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Sometimes it’s true that humans can recoil from a difficult idea because of the tone with which it is presented or the language which is used. Perhaps the best current example of this dynamic is conversations in faith communities that are doing racial justice work. Recently retired Bishop...

Pastoral Pearls: Suicide Awareness

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This second week of September is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is an anguished cry for help from someone who feels so alone, so lost, that there is no other option for them. I can’t even begin to imagine what that might feel like, but my heart aches. My own brother took...

Amplifying Black Voices: Vincent Rougeau

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Earlier this year, Vincent Rougeau left his post as the dean of the Boston College Law School and was named president of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The first layperson to serve in that position, Rougeau is also the first Black president of that college, a place where 75% of...

Amplifying Black Voices: Gloria Purvis Part 3

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For the past couple of weeks I have been sharing the wisdom of Gloria Purvis – if you’ve missed either of those articles and would like to catch up, previous bulletins can be found on the parish website. This week, more about her reflections on the experience of talking about...

Amplifying Black Voices: Gloria Purvis Part 2

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 Last week, I wrote about a new podcast at America magazine from Gloria Purvis. (If you missed that, you can read it here.) She does not mince words in her conversations about the life and dignity of the human person – the bedrock of our Catholic social teaching. I heard...

Pastoral Pearls: What fine looks like ...

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Trust that God is running the show and life is unfolding exactly as it is meant to be.  When you are fearful, make the choice to believe that things will work out fine. But remember… You do not always know what “fine” looks like. Life doesn’t always go the way...

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