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Love means putting others firstMichael Reardon

Catholic schools do not always have the best facilities or the shiniest new materials, but there is one constant that makes a difference: students are put first, and they are loved. As one student recently ...

You can help Ukrainian refugees in our Catholic schools Michael Reardon

Is a 2011 minivan with a door that barely opens and persistent check engine light worth keeping, or is it time to get a new car? In my mind, it still runs and therefore is more than adequate for our needs. ...

The season of hope and renewalMichael Reardon

This time of year, trees turn color, days are getting shorter and the air cooler. Beaches close, people spend more time inside, and it can feel like the best parts of the year are over. Yet it is the ...

Matching words with action Michael Reardon

Years ago, I received great advice: "When you are in a meeting and someone says the dumbest thing you have ever heard, it's not your job to tell them it was the dumbest thing you have ever heard." Seems ...

Sinners and saintsMichael Reardon

The Catholic Church is run by sinful people. Now that I have your attention, let me explain. There should be nothing controversial about that line. In fact, if we truly believe in the Gospel, then we ...

The class of 2022 Michael Reardon

Over the last few weeks and in the coming days, thousands of graduation exercises have and will occur. Graduation exercises are an important moment in life. Proud parents, grandparents, guardians, and ...

Freedom and hopeMichael Reardon

Freedom. Jesus suffered his passion and death to free us from death and sin. As St. Paul writes, "For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death" (Romans ...

A fair question Michael Reardon

''Mike, don't take this the wrong way, but do you write your own material for The Pilot?" A question like this can go a lot of ways. Sheepishly, I replied, "I do, why?" There was a pause, ...