Sunday 25, Year A

The Christmas before I left the diplomatic service of the Holy See, I received about 100 Christmas cards from colleagues. The Christmas after I left, I received the sum total one from those same colleagues, and that one did not know that I had left! To be fair, I only...

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16th Sunday, Year A

Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can; found seldom in a woman but never in a man! I remember my mother reciting that to my father with a certain glee whenever he would get impatient with some job or other around the house. I got it, too, when...

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