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Ask TaxMama Issue 611 – Full Hearts

Dear Family,  The stock market has been quite a ride this week. Someone was kind enough to thank me for my wise and useful advice and wanted to know if I could also help him with his septic system. (In other words…in case you missed the sarcasm, he’s saying I’m full of excrement.) Which is […]

How to Tell the Truth – Creatively

A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest sitting beside her, “Father, may I ask a favor? “Of course, child. What may I do for you? “Well, I bought an expensive electronic hair dryer for my mother’s birthday that is unopened, and well over the Customs limits. I’m afraid they’ll confiscate […]

Frank Sinatra and the Jews

  Francis Albert Sinatra (1915-1998) may have been one of America ‘s most famous Italian Catholics, but he kept the Jewish people and the State of Israel close to his heart, manifesting life-long commitments to fighting anti-Semitism and to activism on  behalf of Israel .

The Right Rites

A bus on a busy street struck a Catholic man. He was lying near death on the sidewalk as a crowd gathered. “A priest.  Somebody get me a priest!” the man gasped. Long seconds dragged on but no one stepped out of the crowd.  

Walking on Water

A minister, a rabbi, and a priest were sitting in a boat, enjoying the warmth of the day. The minister says, “I left my fishing pole on shore, I’m going to go back and get it.” He stands up, walks across the water, gets his pole, walks back across the water and gets into the […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 420 – New Journeys

Dear Family, This week is the 515th anniversary of the start of Christopher Columbus’s voyage – when he discovered the Americas. That was a very exciting discovery for Europeans who needed a political and economic safety valve, since life in Europe and England was so oppressive in those days. Naturally, those already living in, what […]

Career Counseling

A new priest, born and raised in Texas, is nervous about hearing confessions, so he asks the older priest to sit in on his first sessions. The new priest hears a couple of confessions, and then the old priest asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions. The old priest suggests, […]