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A couple months ago my wife and I had the honor of being the godparents for little M.J., the grandson of our best friends. The Baptism ceremony was delightful. We were in an old church in Massachusetts, which had wonderful gothic architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, and lots of statues. Now, Iím not saying modern church architecture since Vatican II is bad. Jesus is still really present during Mass, even when the church building looks more like a Walmart or a Boy Scouts campground pavilion. Iím just saying once in a while itís nice to be in a church where the very structure itself cries out: ďThis is a sacred space filled with awe and wonder.Ē (Continued...)

At 5 p.m. on December 25th, 2014, my wife and I finally finished saying goodbye to our relatives, which allowed us to leave the party. The process of saying goodbye to everyone began at 2:30 p.m. ó on December 25th, 2011.

I donít know about your family, but in my family, no one is allowed to leave a gathering unless he or she has said goodbye to every single other person in attendance. And I donít mean a simple, ďHey Eddie, see ya.Ē A genuine goodbye requires, at minimum, a hug, a kiss, and another 20 minutes of conversation. Because of this rule, for many family gatherings, if the party begins at noon and I think we need to leave by 5 p.m., we have to start saying goodbye as soon as we arrive. (Continued...)

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