So, what happened was... Archive: February, 2009

Confess sins, hit "send"

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Parishioners at St. Miriam Church have a new way to receive the Catholic sacrament of Reconciliation, once known as penance. They can now... Read more

Judge survives wreck, makes new buddies

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It was a close call last week for Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty, who’s sore but doing fine after a one-car accident... Read more

Go blow smoke - away from the rest of us

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Pennsylvania's no-smoking ban is such a wuss of a law. It's supposed to prohibit people from lighting up in most public buildings and businesses... Read more

The Philly Phiat Rides Again

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Remember that funny school teacher who drove his tiny red Fiat around Citizen's Bank Park on the morning of every Phillies playoff game last... Read more

Her peaceful voice is a sacred gift

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Two weeks ago, I wrote about Carmel Kropp, the cantor at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul on Logan Square. Carmel has a strange... Read more

What are you sacrificing?

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My column today contains thoughts about the word "sacrifice," given that Americans are being told we'll have to sacrifice much during... Read more