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When God Says, "NO"

On this day, 7 years ago, my wife and I loaded up my Chevy Malibu and headed East to CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia leaving 4 kids behind with my parents.  It was a snowy day much like it is today here in Columbus and a very dangerous trip with plenty of wrecks and jack-knifed tractor trailers along the way. We traveled to CHOP for a 2nd opinion by a world-renown eye specialist after our daughter Catherine was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, cancer of the retina.  We prayed harder than ever before.  We begged the intercession of St. Lucy, on this her feast day, after all what better way to glorify God than to have a cancer healing on the Feast...

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When God Says, "NO"

On this day, 7 years ago, my wife and I loaded up my Chevy Malibu and headed East to CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia leaving 4 kids behind with my parents.  It was a snowy day much like it is today here in Columbus and a very dangerous trip with plenty of wrecks and jack-knifed tractor trailers along the way.We traveled to CHOP for a 2nd opinion by a world-renown eye specialist after our...

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The Power to Heal the World

A ConversationIn a conversation with my brother, a priest for the Diocese of Columbus, OH., the topic of married priests came about. In no uncertain terms he let me know his strong feelings against the idea. Being the older brother, I, of course, had to play the Devil's Advocate with a touch of sincerity based on my own experience of being a father of 8 children.I proposed the idea that a priest...

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