Monthly Archives: April 2015

I Never Thought I Would be a Substitute Teacher

When you’re shifting gears in your career, perhaps moving from a part-time position to full-time, you may have to fill the gaps with some other work. I did that by becoming a substitute teacher. A substitute teacher?! When I was a … Continue reading

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On the Anniversary of a Loss

On April 24, 1964, my cousin Andy was laid to rest at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven, Connecticut, after a Mass of the Angels at St. Vincent de Paul Church in East Haven, our parish. I knew that this … Continue reading

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Panel of Experts

Reflection on “Expert Panel Addresses The Problems, Potentials Of Mixing Religion And Politics” Religion News Service.  David Gibson. Huffington Post, 4.19.15 We know how 24/7 news works.  The vivid “Breaking News” sign flashes across the screen, a summary of the latest … Continue reading

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The Precious Children

According to a recent article in the Huffington Post by Katie Sola, “Girl Fell From Tree, Visited Jesus In Heaven And Awoke Cured, Mom Claims In New Book.” A little girl claims she went to heaven after she fell from … Continue reading

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Deciding for Myself

I was a very shy young girl. If you think shy people are not aware of their shyness, then you don’t understand. Of course I wanted to speak up and join in the conversation at a party at Grandma’s home, but … Continue reading

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Shooting a person in the back

I know that the law varies from state to state, but traditionally, it was considered immoral to shoot even a suspect in the back.  It was cheating; it was unmanly; it was a cowardly way to confront any opponent. So … Continue reading

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Reflection on “Womenpriests”

I just read “Portraits from the Forbidden Priesthood of Women” on NatGeo Photos. The article by Janna Dotschkal is a dialogue with Giulia Bianchi, Italian photographer who took some superb pictures of Womenpriests in 2013. The pictures are elegant, … Continue reading

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We Planted a Tree?

When I have an opportunity to talk with children about life, I like to tell the story of my family and the peach tree. We had enjoyed some juicy, large free-stone peaches one summer. They were from the market. When we asked … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Many years ago, Mom accompanied my brother, sister, and me to the three-hour Good Friday service at our parish church. Though this was  meant to be a somber ritual, I remember feeling a definite spark of hope, a very nice … Continue reading

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