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This is our ChurchMichael Reardon

Recently, Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) Scholar Shadi Lopez, a senior at St. Joseph Preparatory High School in Brighton, concluded her remarks to donors and fellow senior CSF Scholars at the third ...

What did the zero say to the eight? 'Nice belt.' Michael Reardon

I told this joke to Cardinal Seán recently, and he was not impressed. Personally, it is one of my favorite jokes of all time but, apparently, Cardinal Seán has heard better material. My kids and wife ...

Angels aren't just for ChristmasMichael Reardon

During the second week of Advent, we went as a family for our annual trip to pick out the perfect tree. Having purchased the tree from the same place for over a decade, we knew the drill -- park near ...

'For it is in giving that we receive' Michael Reardon

As a kid, I couldn't wait for Thanksgiving. This had nothing to do with my love for turkey and mashed potatoes, but everything to do with Thanksgiving being the official start of the holiday giving season. ...

Joy, grief, struggle and hopeMichael B. Reardon

November is a time in our Church to remember and pray for those who have gone before us and to be reminded that, through our baptism, we too are called to sainthood. As Pope Francis reminds us, "saints ...