Columnists
Updated: August 29th, 2015
From The People’s Grocery to Christ the Healer
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Saturday, 29 August 2015
For young Frank Incaprera, growing up in New Orleans, there was always the store. The People’s Grocery, it was called; a tiny old-fashioned place in the heart of the French Quarter. It would have been your typical mom-and-pop store — but in this case “pop” was absent from the scene. Young Fr...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Monday, 24 August 2015
What kind of stuff do you keep? For me, it’s anything hand written. I’ve been going through a jam-packed closet and what I’ve realized is that I can’t throw away cards, notes or letters from our children, grandchildren or other relatives and ...
Holy Cross Father David Halm
Friday, 21 August 2015
The famous theologian Jesuit Father Karl Rahner remarked to his ordination classmates, “Parishioners do not see the human person in their priest; they see Christ – living, teaching, visiting, consoling, renewing Calvary. The instinct of parishion...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 13 August 2015
The famous Olympian Bruce Jenner made headlines recently when he told ABC News, “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman … That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.” He has been receiving hormonal treatments to acquire feminine tra...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Sunday, 02 August 2015
The nine murders that took place at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., this past June shocked the country and the world. The fact that they occurred in a house of worship during an hour of prayer and Bible study just added to the horror. Whi...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Sunday, 26 July 2015
At the end of summer, a number of years ago, a young woman came to the parish seeking a little money for food and bills. At age 26, she had taken on the care of her 15- and 9-year-old sisters after th...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Saturday, 20 June 2015
According to a survey by Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., the number of Americans claiming to practice no formal religion went from 8 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2009. Our guess is that t...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Both chemotherapy and radiation can affect sexual organs and how they work. The American Cancer Society addresses the potential effects on male fertility this way: “Chemo may lower the number of spe...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Thursday, 04 June 2015
A few months ago, I shared a story about a subway ride to work during which the conductor asked everyone to smile and be more friendly to the strangers we encounter every day. Well, today I’ve got a...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Thursday, 04 June 2015
More than 20 years ago, Dr. David Eddy, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, described how his mother, though not suffering from a terminal illness, chose to end her life throug...