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December 28, 2018 @ 2:40 PM


Empty Church

The Catholic Church has come under increasing pressure from horrific scandals.  It is completely understandable that so many people shy away from church or just want to get out and leave.  The cover-ups initiated and then perpetuated by the leaders of the church tend to drive people away or, if they have left, keep them away.  The good that the Catholic Church has done and is doing becomes unrecognizable or lost in all the negativity and the result is that the Catholic Church is subject to scathing criticism, dislike and is experiencing an increase in the “nones.”

Never mind that the Catholic Church has always been, is and will be in the future the advocate for human well-being. &.........

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December 14, 2018 @ 7:05 AM



Emptiness  a statue by a grieving parent.


I truly believe that the real experts on grief are people who have survived the loss of a loved one or loved ones and then seek to help others who have similar experiences.  Unfortunately, I am one such person.  When I was 25 years old I lost my 5-year-old Son, Denny Jr., to leukemia on the morning of 25 December 1967.  Yes, Christmas morning.  Five years later my father, Leo, died of a massive heart attack at the age of 52.  He essentially missed my entire adult life as well as his grandchildren’s.   I have dearly missed him.  Recently, on August 4, 2012 my wife, Mickey, passed in my arms.  A sister-in-law said, “it doesn’.........

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Denny Dillon
Rhode Island
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