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Working for Those at the Border — from Arizona and New York – Holy Name Province

This is an article I wrote last month about my friend Br. Joseph Kotula OFM and his work on the southern border of the United States with immigrants and displaced people. It’s a story that isn’t told often enough in … Continue reading

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A day to remember

There is not a February 8th that goes by that I don’t remember graduating from the US Navy Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes. With that on my mind earlier today I drove to St. Bonaventure University with a load … Continue reading

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Along the E-r-I-e

Along this waterway my great-grandparents came in the 1880’s. They couldn’t speak English too well and they came in search of a better life. They came from Anglesey Island in North Wales. My Grandmother was their youngest. She was born … Continue reading

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Good Ole USA

I just got a video link sent to me and it’s typical xenophobia disguised to look like patriotism. When I reminded this individual that our grandparents had come from Wales and couldn’t speak English and that we are reminded in … Continue reading

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Along the Erie Canal

I took a fairly long day trip today after Mass at Mt. Irenaeus and eventually I made my way to the edge of the Erie Canal near Bushnell’s Basin just east of the Village of Pittsford, New York. It was … Continue reading

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