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Lou Jacquet

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Penn State hazing death recalls my own, better fraternity experiences Print E-mail
Friday, 19 May 2017 14:19

Like everyone, I suspect, I was shocked, horrified and saddened by the recent news of a fraternity pledge at Penn State who died in a hazing incident. The incident hit home for me in a way that it might not have for most people – I could imagine it happening to me as a young man.

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Childhood devotion to Mary faded, but rediscovered over time Print E-mail
Friday, 05 May 2017 13:15

Recently, on the way back from Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, my family and I stopped by my alma mater, John Carroll University.

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Easter season offers opportunity to hear resurrection stories anew Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:42

No matter how many times we hear or read that Easter, not Christmas, is the primary feast of the Church year, we cannot deny that Christmas gets more attention. There is probably little that can be done about this for a variety of reasons. You’ll also hear people arguing the issue of which is the greater feast. As a former high school debater who has been known to engage in the occasional argument to this day, I understand and appreciate the exchange and both sides’ legitimate points.

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Thinking about Good Friday, Easter and ‘the brotherhood of flesh and blood’ Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:26

A year ago I reached a milestone in age – which milestone is not that important – which has made me aware that this past decade has been a period of discovery.

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