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By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9901-1/3/19
“Daddy, our church is being invaded by the bishops,” Jesse leaned in to tell me from the back pew, just moments before Bishop Hartmayer was set to begin the celebration of both the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, as well as the diaconate installation candidacy and lectors.
 
By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9826-12/20/18
“The hopelessness all around us is endless,” writes the theologian Father Romano Guardini in his 1957 book titled The Living God where he elegantly expresses what every human heart experiences periodically throughout its existence: extreme desolation, loneliness and despair.
By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9826-12/20/18
I went through a few days recently where every conversation seemed to focus on people I know struggling with major problems. A loved one dealing with poor health, someone struggling with addiction. There were relationships that were strained, people who were just difficult to deal with, and good folks making choices that made life harder than it needed to be.
 
By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9826-12/20/18
There is a ballet that ensues around our home between 7:30 and 9 p.m. almost nightly.
 
By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9825-12/6/18
By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9825-12/6/18

Nine years ago, I was part of a local running club that was training for a half-marathon. I loved this group and all the time we spent together. It was a good season where my five sons were all young enough to not have too many activities going on, and I was able to sneak out three days a week for group runs that took me all over our city.

 

By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9825-12/6/18

The prayers of the faithful had just begun when I received a pair of requests for intercession of my own: “Daddy, can I go to the bathroom?” was loudly whispered by Jesse and Eli over several siblings down the pew.

 

“Alright,” I replied, “let’s go.”

 

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
I recently visited two of the seminaries where our men from the Diocese of Savannah are studying to be our future priests. As the Vocation Director, I have a privileged view of the good that is happening in the seminaries, giving me much encouragement and hope for the future.
 
By: Rachel Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
The president of France, Emanuel Macron, really stirred the pot a few weeks ago when he was speaking to a group at a Gates Foundation event in New York.
 
“I always say,” Macron said, “‘Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children.'” 
 
By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
Whether you want to use Ecclesiastes 3, or The Byrds, there is a season for all things, and in the simplest of terms that means: We all “turn” into our parents. That thought passed through my mind as I walked up to every caretaker at our All Saints Trunk or Treat and said, “You know, when I was growing up we only got one piece of candy per house.”
 

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