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Terry McCarthy doesn’t look his age. At 80, he has a full head of hair with just a few traces of gray, and he has the slim physique of a runner — which he is. While most men of his age are … more
Every afternoon after lunch, Mary Wehman sits down at a table in her sunroom with a roll of stamps and an address book and picks up a pen. For the next three hours she’ll fill pages of cursive for … more
Just out of college, James Schreiner was serving at a soup kitchen in Chicago when he overheard a homeless man talking about his artistic skills. Schreiner asked the man, named Robert, if he would … more
Imagine being excited to tell your family and friends that you finally received a job offer after a long and arduous search. After their initial exclamations of joy, your loved ones would naturally … more
“Go-getter” only comes close to capturing Terry Beatley, whose unyielding drive springs not from personal ambition but from an even more powerful motivator: a love of life and a relentless quest … more
Corinne Monogue, director of the diocesan Office of Multicultural Ministries, was adopted by a German immigrant couple the day she was born. In an age of closed adoptions, her birth mother, an unwed … more
Dave Druitt, a parishioner of Church of the Nativity in Burke, is a storyteller, and one of his yarns to spin is that of his conversion. “All I could focus on was that I was going to be dead by … more
When the time came to declare his major, aspiring priest Leopoldo M. Vives — then an 18-year-old college student at the Pontifical University of Comillas in Madrid, Spain — didn’t go for … more
It’s not always easy to live a Christian life in a secular workplace. Issues from balancing work and family to shady business ethics are a constant threat to any hope for recognizing Christ’s … more
Even a pancake breakfast can turn ominous. Brendan O’Leary, 26, remembers being 12 or 13, hanging out at the activity center at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Fredericksburg when the … more
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