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Mary Pezzulo

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April 19, 2021
She'd come to the Franciscan University young, naive, neurotic. She found comfort and counsel in two priests. One was later revealed to have protected a sexual predator, the other is now under indictment for raping a young woman he was counseling.
March 10, 2021
Sixteen signs that you're in Narnia, that have nothing to do with heroism
January 04, 2021
The first Catholic church to be built on that spot was begun in 1830, constructed with the labor and funds of the working class children of Irish and German immigrants. Their descendants only come here for Mass. This is the normal ebb and flow of the tide of American cities. We come here as riffraff, live downtown in squalor, build a church, and eventually our descendants become people who want nothing to do with the squalid riffraff that live downtown.
December 28, 2020
Mary Pezzulo watched her share of Christmas dreck when she was a child. Most were harmless cheesy fun, but she didn't like the Little Drummer Boy.
November 27, 2020
The cold came on so fast this year. We’d had a couple of cold snaps in northern Appalachia this fall; it even snowed a little on November first. But the real wintry cold came in with a wind storm this weekend. It went from t-shirt weather to near freezing in six hours, and this time