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A conversation with an individual whose privacy I will respect has inspired me to post a poem I wrote about 10 years ago. I was either a senior in high school or a freshman in college. It's not likely to be confused with the works of Robert Service, but I've written worse. No No! No, …

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Death: The Final Frontier

Night Fright Covered by a blanket And the darkness of the night I weep from the terror And the Reaper in my sight As I attempt to slumber The thoughts begin to creep Into my world of logic Bringing horrors, dark and deep My body starts tremble As my heart begins to pound Soon I …

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This Old Church

It seems there may be some good news for St. Nicholas. It may become a national shrine or cultural center for the Croatian community.

Beautiful Church Closes

Every Holy Thursday, one or more of the Pittsburgh Oratorians takes people on a tour of seven churches for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Occasionally listed among those seven churches has been St. Nicholas on the North Side (not to be confused with its sister church, St. Nicholas in Millvale). As I recall (It’s been …

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No Angel

I can’t stand the popular depictions of angels in art, classy or kitchy. Whenever angels appear in Scripture, unless they’re in the form of a man, they’re terribly frightening. They nearly always had to introduce themselves with, "Be not afraid" or something similar. They are not beautiful women or hunky men with wings. Nor are …

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