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By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Growing up in the 1980s, there was one constant when it came to communicating to the outside world: a landline phone.

 

It was customary that every working-class home in America had either a tan or cream-colored rotary dial telephone, with middle class homes stepping up to touch tone models, sometimes found in exotic colors like olive, and even orange. 

 

By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19
By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9902-1/17/19
By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9902-1/17/19
We headed out on a family hike last week, eager to get in some sunshine after weeks of relentless rain. It had been several very lazy weeks of Christmas break, and while I’m all for relaxing and resting up, it was starting to feel like the days of being cooped up in the house would never end.
 
By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9902-1/17/19
There is a widely-circulated story involving my grandma and a pair of nicely-dressed young men stopping by her house to ask, “Have you heard the good news of the Lord?”
 
Grandma welcomed them in and asked if they’d like something to drink while she fixed a cup of coffee. (They weren’t interested in the coffee.)
 
By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9902-1/17/19
Recuerdo una vez escuchar a mi abuelo decir, “cuanto más uno habla, más oportunidad hay de decir tonterías”. Esto es muy cierto, pienso que es mejor escuchar más y hablar menos. Lamentablemente en la actualidad todos hablan, pero pocos escuchan. Las vías para uno expresarse se han multiplicado en estas últimas décadas, y me atrevo a decir que hay tanta información en el internet que una serie de vidas no serían suficientes para leer todo.
 
By: Moises Sandoval (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9902-1/17/19

Leer en Espanol

About 15 years ago, I was invited to give a talk in Santa Fe about the Mexican border. I thought about that today because the person who invited me, Bob Glazier, an old friend, died recently.

 

By: Moises Sandoval (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9902-1/17/19

Read in English

Hace 15 años un amigo, Roberto Glazier, me invitó a hacer una presentación en Santa Fe, Nuevo México, sobre la frontera mexicana. Repasé ayer el contenido en PowerPoint, porque mi amigo murió recientemente.

 

Me di cuenta de que todas las personas en la presentación vivían la tradición celebrada en Las Posadas cada Navidad. Pero, más que costumbre navideña, era su misión.

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9901-1/3/19
I recently watched a movie released in 2007.  I had heard it was excellent, but the plot did not intrigue me: a young man goes hiking in Alaska and dies shortly before returning to civilization because he mistakenly eats poisoned berries.  I had been terribly wrong for years.  The story of Christopher McCandless is extraordinarily moving.  It is a story of discovery, healing and sadly, premature death.
 
By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9901-1/3/19
Merry Christmas. As I write this I’m in a restaurant where they are taking down all the holiday decorations two days after Christmas. I told the manager that one of the things I love about being Catholic is that Christmas goes on for so many days after the 25th. It’s so wonderful.
 

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