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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and Christmas merriment is in the heart of the merry. The times are challenging for many of us yet this day assures us that the tough stuff is passing and there’s much more good “up there” with faith. Lights on a tree are a good illustration […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS, 2011

Fresco painting by Beato Angelico, “Nativity” Today is a beautiful, bright and clear day – not one cloud in a quiet, sunny sky – and this day is peaceful, still and meaningful. Wishing you a wonderful and Merry Christmas, this year as always. This day is not about what goods and merchandise we receive or […]

“Santa Claus and The Reindeer sing ‘White Christmas'”

Merry Christmas to all readers. “Santa Claus and The Reindeer sing ‘White Christmas’” From the Washington Examiner: NORAD Santa trackers having record holiday by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press, December 24, 2011 Santa’s piling up more than presents this year. The big man’s trackers at NORAD say Santa Claus is also breaking records this Christmas Eve. […]

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ME

From former President George Washington: Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] Page Image. By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his […]

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH WANTS YOU TO SHARE YOUR 9/11 STORY

A Time to Remember. “Ten years ago, the sun rose on a peaceful September morning. By the time it set, nearly three thousand people were gone – the most lives lost on American soil in a single day since the Battle of Antietam. But the courage of so many men and women who saved innocent […]

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY 2011

Here’s Darby O’Gill playin’ “The Fox Chase” (begins at about 5:00 minutes into the video) from Walt Disney’s film, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.” The scene tasks anyone to sit still while it’s playin’. The film is a classic that every child — now and in the future — should see at least once. […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS

“Unto Us A Child Is Born” from MESSIAH by George Frideric Handel For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) And, also […]

9/11 HEROES: I HONOR JOSEPH ANGELINI, SR.

What follows is my post from 2010 with links to similar posts from years earlier: A Veteran Firefighter Who Was A Good Joe When a man had a heart attack at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst, Joseph Angelini Sr. was the parishioner who quietly crossed the sanctuary to perform CPR. He was a […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS, 2009

Merriest of Christmas wishes to everyone — it’s been a beautiful day today as it was also yesterday, was a wonderful Christmas Eve last night. I’ve discovered GACtv.com on my cable line-up after scanning past that station for a number of years, and, so, found wonderful, truly wonderful gospel and Christmas songs being performed there […]

IN THE WORDS OF A FOUNDING FATHER: WHAT THE FOURTH OF JULY MEANS

I received the following, wonderful greeting from Father John Corapi, who is a blessed Catholic priest and also a Marine veteran — the man has certainly earned the respect of many of us from one perspective or the other, or, in my view, from both. I have fond memories of the 4th of July going […]