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By Dr. Donald DeMarco, Catholic Exchange, March 6, 2023

Dr. Donald DeMarco is Professor Emeritus, St. Jerome’s University and Adjunct Professor at Holy Apostles College.  He is is the author of forty-two books and a former corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy of Life.  …


Since we were moving to a much smaller domicile, it was necessary to go through our personal belongings and reluctantly say good bye to many items we held dear.  Necessity is uncompromising.  It pained me to discard so many letters from so many friends who, over the years, warmed my heart with their kind sentiments.  But many of these sentiments, I must confess, were extravagant.  How could I prevent them from going to my head?

I attributed them, by and large, to the generosity of my friends.  Therefore, I could not take their extravagant praise at face value.  Secondly, if there were any truth to what they wrote, I redirected their praise to God.  After all, He is the ultimate source of all that is good. …

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