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Two lives and deaths, one lesson of love

By |2023-01-16T14:03:29-06:00January 21, 2023|Staff writer|

Almost two years ago, a tribute article for the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was put on my list of upcoming stories. I have thought about what to write several times, but I could never have known that reflecting on his legacy would coincide with that of my last living grandparent.

By |2021-07-01T10:46:24-05:00July 9, 2021|Staff writer|

Corralling my daughters as Mass ended, I routinely sang the recessional’s lyrics, yet they touched a poignant place inside. In high school I often attended the 7 a.m. daily Mass with my dad, and “Faith of our Fathers” was a popular hymn among the “old-timers” crowd.

A prescription refill for coping with COVID

By |2021-02-04T19:18:05-06:00January 21, 2021|Staff writer|

There’s nothing quite like a good Chuck Norris joke. A while back, my family went through a streak of sharing one-liners and memes heralding the prowess of Norris, now 80 years old. It was unbeatable humor even for the siblings who couldn’t tell you what he did before the turn of the century.

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