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What's That, Fr. Matt?

The Human Family

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Three years ago my older sister came to NYC thinking she would be running the NYC marathon. Instead, she and I (along with thousands of other runners) spent that morning over on Staten Island, helping a man and his family dig out his first floor from all the rubble, web debris, and damage that...

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The Beautiful Tree

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It blazes bright orange and yellow in a sea of green.  Contributing its part to the beloved fall canvas, trees like this one surprise and delight me every year with their fearless exposition of their truth, their color, their season.   No holding back, no halfway statements, no...

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Departures

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“I’m not good at goodbyes” I’ve heard several friends say.  I think what they’re getting at is this: when someone whom you love has to leave or move away, there’s a sense of loss.  And facing that sense of loss — well, it’s no...

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Clean Windows

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It’s a beautiful fall day.  I know I’m privileged to have newly maintained steel windows in the church study that actually open up! Taking in fresh fall air, looking out onto the generous trees of Jefferson Street, I notice for the first time the glass...

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Storms

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Posted by Fr. Matt Oprendek on

Heading into last weekend, we had good news and bad news.  The good news is on the East Coast, where our super storm is unlikely to hit. The bad news is on the West Coast, where another storm of gun violence did. The poor families of the Roseburg, Oregon community are certainly...

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