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Friends from Rwanda find a home

By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Using Kigali, Rwanda as a starting point, one has to traverse 8,408 miles as the crow flies to reach

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Living a strictest Lent 365 days a year

By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist When Lent was really Lent back in the day before Vatican Council II, a younger person went around hungry

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Bouncy living at four score and four
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist A portly German great-grandfather sat under a tree, entertaining and being entertained by a handful of children related and not. Hearing that he was 84, I ...
The old salt of the earth meets the new
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Heavily invested in the world of medicine, the University of Texas at Arlington displays its wares at every turn, including the University Catholic Community (UCC), most ...
The Bounce Back: Black history revisited
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Writer In 1787 America’s forefathers decided that every enslaved African — pretty much every descendant of Africa in the New World — would be considered three-fifths of ...
Is it predetermined when our time is up?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist After reading my column on Our Mother Of Mercy Church Member Jerome “Jerry” Lefede Thomas, longtime friend Merle Ozenne emailed me the following ...
The Bounce Back: No. I don’t have a baby mama
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Columnist I ran into a childhood friend a few weeks ago — one of those rare old friends who doesn’t know my whole life story from Facebook ...
Ah sweet mystery of life I’ve found thee
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “Make it real!” The first time I heard Jerome “Jerry” Thomas, Sr. say that in church before Sunday Mass, I did a double take, trying to assess ...
Whom do you claim as your mentor
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist “I am not a saint!” was Nelson Mandela’s reaction to those who sang the praises of his virtues. Most impressive of all were his total ...
In praise of Black women who don’t hear it enough
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Columnist 2012 wasn’t the best year for African-American women. It seemed like every week brought a new article about how they’re the least desirable women in America. ...

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