Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Maureen and I were married on February 2, 1991, during the Gulf War. At that time, people were tying yellow ribbons everywhere as a reminder of our loved ones who were away at war. We all needed reassurance during this time of conflict and uncertainty. The homilist at our wedding told us that our marriage […]

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Victims of War

After posting my commentary “We Remember” on Monday, I went online to see if other dioceses were sponsoring similar Masses for parents of children who died very early in life. The first one I found was one in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The article on the archdiocesan blog was very heartwarming, so I went to […]

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We Remember

Some of my friends know that I’m the youngest of fourteen children. Few people, however, know that I am also the proud father of fourteen children (and one beautiful granddaughter). Yet, most who look upon our family from a distance count only six children. Where are the others? Well, I’ve never seen the others alive […]

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