Tuesday, July 8, 2008

view from the loft

Your Way Tuesday
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may you find the best clouds to ski down
"...I received my Father’s blessing."
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WILLIAM VALENCHECK
9 OCTOBER 1920 - 29 JUNE 2008

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The earthly father of Roman Catholic priest, Father John Valencheck, died this past June 29, 2008. The following is from the homily Father John delivered at his father's funeral.a caricature of Fr. John outside his recent former parish
St. Clare in Cleveland, OH
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I will tell you the truth, I was worried about my Dad. Not only was he not much of a Church man, he was not much of a God man either...though he tolerated my foray into both realms. He once told me that he was glad that I was going to be a priest. “Religion is for weak people,” he said, “and at least you will be a leader.”

['click' here to read the entire homily]
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Robert N. Going's b-log announcement
ISBN: 1438242530
EAN13: 9781438242538
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Robert N. Going is pleased to announce the publication of The Judge Report, Musings of a Conservative Republican Pro-life Catholic Red Sox Fanatic Currently Hiding Out in Amsterdam, NY USA.

The Judge Report is an eclectic mixture of essays on politics, religion, sports, the judiciary and just about any topic capable of inciting an argument, drawn from the pages of the author's popular blog, The Judge Report.

Laced with humor, wit, satire both biting and gentle, the occasional song parody and a good dose of old-fashioned sentimentality, The Judge Report seeks to show the world through the eyes of a lawyer and former judge in small town upstate New York, with all the foibles and fantasies that entails. Along the way you'll meet some interesting local characters and learn about the lives of some wonderful people who never made the papers much.

[Click here to read the rest of the announcement]
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3 comments:

Robert N G said...

Thanks for the plug, long lost brother!

uncle jim said...

robert,

i commented last on your july 3rd piece ... the letter from mr to mrs adams

albeit a bit brief, none-the-less a comment just he same

i'm trying to post 4 times a week and some offerings don't amount to much

been covered up - someone stole several hours from my day and i've not recovered them yet

Robert N G said...

I recently read "My Dearest Friend", a collection of letters between John and Abigail and they are remarkable on every page. Glad you appreciated it. Amazing that people used to write that profoundly in their private correspondence.