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New York City Church Replaces Retired Groundskeeper with Sheep

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The groundskeeper at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Manhattan told the pastor there, Monsignor Sakano, that he was thinking about retiring. How, he wondered, would the priest tend to the grass and bushes when that came to pass. “I’ll get sheep,” responded Msgr. Sakano. And so he did. They’re named Mulberry, Elizabeth, and Mott [Read More...]

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love” Brings Romance, Comedy & Wisdom

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(Moderate spoilers ahead) On an old episode of “Cheers” in which Sam and Diane consult a relationship counselor before getting married, he tells them to call off the wedding because they’re too different. They respond with the old truism that opposites attract. The counselor, played by John Cleese, responds that the only thing opposites attract [Read More...]

As Baseball Season Begins, Remember God is a Mets (and Probably a Cubs) Fan

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(Photo property of NY Mets) It’s a joke I heard years ago (though from who I can’t remember), and I return to it every baseball season. How do you know God prefers the Mets to the Yankees? Because when the Yankees are in the ninth inning of a tight game, fans in the stadium are [Read More...]

I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer

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A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer’s career before it even began. After spending several years studying to be a screenwriter, Joan signed with a big talent agency in New York City, ready to take on a new phase of her life. Two days later, she endured a debilitating car accident that left her [Read More...]


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