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Coney Island Has Nothing On the Kingdom of Heaven

Every summer my parents would take my sister and I and a few of our friends on an excursion to Coney Island.

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Disillusioned Catholics Are a Serious Issue

Second in a series

I don’t think I am a negative person – a kind of “doom and gloom” Catholic – but I do spend a considerable amount of time reflecting on problems that make it difficult for people to embrace the Christian faith.

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Reviewing an Eminent Distortion of History

As the world marked the silver anniversary of the Polish elections of June, 1989, a conference met at the Vatican to consider “The Church in the Moment of Change in 1980-1989 in East Central Europe.”

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Therapy Subdues Panic Attacks

Dear Dr. Garner,

I am a fit 43-year-old woman. I exercise five days a week, am not overweight and have had no medical problems until about three months ago.

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Now There’s a Price tag To Having Summer Fun

In the neighborhood where I grew up, summer was a time of carefree fun for kids. We always had a place to go and something to do.

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Natural Way for Family Planning

The Church throughout the U.S. has just completed a special week dedicated to promoting the true meaning of Natural Family Planning (NFP).

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Mercy Tempers Justice In Death Penalty Case

Two weeks after attending the trial of David Paul Hammer in the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania, I asked his attorney, Ron Travis, what, if anything, we could do as we awaited the verdict – death, or life in prison without parole – from Judge Joel Slomsky.

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At the Giglio Feast, The Tradition Continues (with slideshow)

Don’t tell Msgr. David Cassato that he can’t go home again.

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Growing in the Lord Requires Faith, Not Logic

As a college seminarian, I was living at Cathedral Seminary Residence in Douglaston and attending St. John’s University in Jamaica.

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The Uses of Monarchy

Hereditary monarchy is not exactly a growth industry in the 21st century.

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