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Clarity on the Issue of Homosexuality – Beneath the Surface

Clarity on the Issue of Homosexuality – Beneath the Surface

By: Paul Murano – April, 2014 This is a very important column if you happen to be a fan of clarity. It is about an issue that has been purposefully…

What is Love? – THE CULTURE WARRIOR

What is Love? – THE CULTURE WARRIOR

By: Paul Murano – January, 2014 February is St. Valentine’s month. In the middle of the winter when many spirits are down due to mid-winter cold and darkness, February 14th…

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 25, 2014

The Paying Attention! Radio Program with Tom Duggan, January 25, 2014

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OR LISTEN TO HOUR 2 The Show is produced by George Papoulias In the first hour today Tom, Paul…

Happy New Year? – The CULTURE WARRIOR, PAUL MURANO

Happy New Year? – The CULTURE WARRIOR, PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – January, 2014 I have noticed a pattern. It seems that at the beginning of every new year people proclaim two things: 1) that the previous year…

What Would Pope Francis Do? – By Jeff Katz

What Would Pope Francis Do?  – By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – January, 2014 I may be a Jewish guy but I notched a few credits at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, so I am familiar with the…

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014  Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Festival of Trees, Inc. is calling for applicants for its 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Program. This Methuen-based non-profit organization raises money through its…

Peace on Earth – CULTURE WARRIOR – Paul Murano

Peace on Earth – CULTURE WARRIOR – Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano -December, 2013 “Our world has always been at war with itself because it has been at war with God.” These are the words of renowned philosopher and…

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

By: Jeff Katz – December, 2013 It is that time of the year when Christmas is in the news. For many of my friends it is an extremely important time…

Merrimack Valley Comes Together for Menorah Lighting

Merrimack Valley Comes Together for Menorah Lighting

PHOTOS More than eighty people attended the annual Menorah Lighting on the North Andover Common Monday night as Rabbi Asher Bronstein of Chabat Merrimack Valley praised G-d that we live…

Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

By: Ana DeBernardo - November, 2013 Over the summer, I attended a Christian camp called C.A.M.P.S., an acronym that stands for Christ As My Personal Savior. This was my second consecutive…

Remembering the Dead – MORALITY MATTERS, by Paul Murano

Remembering the Dead – MORALITY MATTERS, by Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – November, 2013 November is the month when religious traditions remember the dead. It is a fitting month to do so. The clock gets turned back an…

Chanukah Celebrations to be held in the Valley – Sponsored by Chabad of North Andover/Merrimack Valley & The Valley Patriot

Chanukah Celebrations to be held in the Valley – Sponsored by Chabad of North Andover/Merrimack Valley & The Valley Patriot

Chanukah events with Chabad: November, 28 Menorah lighting in Middleton December, 2 Menorah lighting in North Andover December, 3 Jewish Heritage Night December, 4 Menorah lighting in Boxford. The Jewish…

FRIDAY! Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia to Appear at Festival of Trees

FRIDAY! Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia to Appear at Festival of Trees

The 20th Festival of Trees will kick off with the Emerald Anniversary Taste of the Festival on Friday, November 22, 2013 with special guest, celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito, of…

Losing Our Sanity – Morality Matters by Paul Murano

Losing Our Sanity – Morality Matters by Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – October, 2013 There are two basic ways through which we have certitude about anything: faith and reason. In short, reason trusts the mind and faith trusts…

Parents (and families) of Murdered Children Hold Candle Light Vigil

Parents (and families) of Murdered Children Hold Candle Light Vigil

Parents of Murdered Children of the Merrimack Valley (POMC) held a candlelight vigil and remembrance last month on the steps of Lowell City Hall. This was the fifth annual remembrance…

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