Both Oars In

In good company

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Because I am a deacon, I usually avoid entering into the fray of political campaigns. However, I feel compelled by Romney’s use of a famous... (Read more)

A Quarter of the Way

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I am not sure why I am so fascinated with our national highway system. Maybe it is because I spend a lot time riding on roads so bumpy and full of... (Read more)

Off, but not lost—I hope

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I find myself compelled to point out that Nicholas Kristof, who appears regularly on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, has succumbed to cheap... (Read more)

Save money, live better. Really?

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Given my close personal and proud connection to the CEO of one the nation’s largest banks, I cannot honestly present myself as an impartial judge... (Read more)

The Symmetry of History

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

I was very young when I first heard the story about how my great-great-grandfather, Colonel John Byrne, survived a gunshot to the head in the... (Read more)

Build, not patch

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Due to the impetuous announcement of a rushed, duct-taped plan to fund education in my country of choice, I have been thinking a lot about how... (Read more)

Economics for Everyone

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Can you make Yorkshire pudding?  No? I can’t either. My mom can. In fact, my mom can make Yorkshire pudding and police 8 kids in the midst of... (Read more)

Healthy nationalism

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Haiti needs a shot in the arm with a dose of healthy nationalism. I am not talking about xenophobia or the sort of rabid nationalism which has... (Read more)

Personalities, please exit right

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Early in my missionary career, I was invited to speak about our school in Haiti to a sixth grade class at Our Lady of Sorrows in Frayser, Tenn.... (Read more)

Thinking about home

By Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Missionaries are commonly referred to by the place they serve rather than their birth place. For example, we know Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albania... (Read more)

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