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Mary in our midst

Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM, Special to the Torch

March 1, 2016

In college, I had one course in art appreciation. Since my own background for understanding art left much to be desired, this course proved valuable. One remark remains with me: once an artist finishes a work, he has lost control ove...

Hope in ashes

Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM,, Special to the Torch

February 9, 2016

When I play poker, I do so solely for enjoyment. You can tell that by some of the games that I will play. One may be familiar to you: “Blind Man’s Bluff.”  In this poker game, each player receives one card face down. Th...

A prayer for Kristallnacht

Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM,, Special to the Torch

November 13, 2015

In my role as a minister at St. John’s University, I have been invited to represent the Catholic/Christian community at a Kristallnacht commemoration service at Queens College on Nov. 15. Kristallnacht, you may recall, refers...

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