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Holy Moley! I started writing these refections on my year in the Czech Republic around the first days in July and now it is first days of August!  I realized it has taken that long...

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Holy snow-angel, Batman, it’s getting colder! Ok, yes, there wasn’t much snow but the air was briskly frozeny (if that is really a word). I began January by wearing my thermals...

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About a year ago I wrote about stuff I get in my email box. Then it was useless information about growing hair on my head with this or that product, hot women from Russia who want to...

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As an American born a few months after WWII ended, I have no frame of reference to war, the holocaust and Soviet occupation. I won’t pretend that I know what it was like, but...

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There is always hope, even after after some of the seemingly hopeless things that have occurred this year. Today is a time for new beginnings that give us hope, a reset button for our...

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I imagine many of you as well as I have been wrapped up  with the news reports that have been dribbling out about the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 in the Alps this week. Unfortunately...

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Being a student of Ignatian Spirituality, the spirituality which is at the core of Pope Francis’ approach to the papacy, I was taught early on that Ignatius of Loyola expected us...

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“Ce la farà?” is loosely translated from the Italian to mean “Will he make it?” or “Will he pull it off?” This was the headline in the newspaper...

Ocsar Statues Are Made Ahead Of This Year's Academy Awards

Last Sunday was the Oscar Show in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. For us peasants watching the show is like sorta kinda being in the neighborhood of a fancy-schmanzy private...

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It’s Thanksgiving here in the former New Spain Colony of Alta California which used to be claimed by various Native American tribes before those pesky Europeans came and conquered....

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I imagine many of you as well as I have been wrapped up  with the news reports that have been dribbling out about the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 in the Alps this week. Unfortunately...

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For the last segment of my three part video, I am addressing the topic of what makes a Jesuit school, Jesuit when we don’t have Jesuits in the school (confused? read it slowly...