MATTHEW TALBOT: Inspiration and Hope for Alcoholics

He was not wealthy.He was not educated.He was not well known.He was an alcoholic.But Matthew Talbot is on his way to becoming a saint.  *     *     *     *     *  Matthew Talbot was born in 1856 to a poor family in the North Strand area of Dublin, Ireland—the second of twelve children.  His father was a heavy drinker, as were most of his brothers.Matthew left school at the age of 12 to work in a wine merchant’s shop. It was there he began drinking, and he continued to drink … [Read more...]

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KNIGHT RIDER—AN INCURABLE ROMANTIC? David Hasselhoff Regrets His Divorces

David Hasselhoff regrets his divorces.Describing himself as “deeply romantic,” the handsome star of Baywatch and Knight Rider claims that he’s always wanted to be with one person all his life.You don’t say!? See, I’m not a big fan of the Entertainment channel; but I seem to recall that Hasselhoff has had quite a few personal “issues” which might make marital bliss a near impossibility.  First married to Catherine Hickland in the 1980s, Hasselhoff left that marriage after five years and marr … [Read more...]

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NO GREATER LOVE: Facing Kidney Failure, Priest Receives the Gift of Life From His Friend

May he be faithful to the ministry that he receives from you, Lord God, and be to others a model of right conduct. --From the Prayer of Consecration, Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood On the day of his ordination, a young priest expects to offer a lifetime of loving service to Christ and His Church.  Through his prayer and his ministry, he will lead his flock to a deeper understanding of their faith; he will walk with them in joy and sorrow, sharing their joy at the baptism of a child and the … [Read more...]

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