Why Didn’t Cardinal Dolan Walk Away from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

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I’ve shared some of my thoughts on the matter previously here, with a bit more in my syndicated column this week. I’ve certainly got some push-back for suggesting there might be some pastoral wisdom about it. Where’s the wisdom? In love. Tom Hoopes at Benedictine College offers very practical advice about that here. Tom isn’t [Read More...]

Can There Be Such a Thing as an Impetuous Practicality?

Fr. Robert Spitzer seems to embody it here in an interview with my friend Tom Hoopes: OSV: …When did you realize you were called? Father Spitzer: It happened on a strange day on my way to work. I really liked my work. I was well paid and I was working for an accountant. But I [Read More...]


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