With Eyes of Faith

By Deacon John De Gano

 I had come ahead to the cemetery to give myself time to think. To reflect not only on the words of comfort I would share with the young parents of their five year old son I had baptized not so many years before, but also in remembrance of the premature death of my first ‘god-child-to-be’ (a scant matter of days and hours after birth in the hospital) some 40 years ago. 

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By Deacon John De Gano

 FACT: Life is precious.

 As I added my voice to the prayers of our school kids, teachers, parents and staff as they prayed a ‘living Rosary’ for a former teacher, colleague and friend, I couldn’t help but feel a bit guilty for my initial reaction of disbelief at Bishop Barnes’ announcement of the senseless tragedy unfolding just a few miles away.

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By Deacon John Degano

 ‘Always be prepared to give an accounting of the reason for your faith.’’

 That’s one of my mantras.

 St. Peter actually wrote that in one of his letters to the Church.

 I have the luxury of living it in the world.

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