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Jeanne Hunt

Three eighth-grade girls came into my office recently and asked, “Mrs. Hunt, can we tape you as you answer our question for a religion class project?” “Sure,” I said. “What is the question?” “We want to know how to make the Mass more interesting for people our age.” Quickly, I

In days gone by, Catholics married Catholics. That was the bottom line. In fact, most Catholics did not even attend weddings of other faiths. We were encouraged to marry Catholics, and woe to anyone if he or she fell in love with a Protestant, much less a Hindu, Muslim, or

The tomato wars are about to begin. Hundreds of local gardeners have their starts under grow lights and can’t wait to plant their little seedlings. It isn’t sugarplums they dream of. It is big, juicy tomatoes, straight from the garden on a warm August day. The dream includes a “mater-sandwich:”

Thousands of Catholics in our archdiocese will come to Mass on Easter Sunday. At least 40 percent of these good people haven’t been to church since Christmas. For their sake and for the sake of all of us who are so pleased to see them, I offer a few instructions

Thursday, October 7, 2010 By Jeanne Hunt Well, it’s that time of the year when many of us first-world, rich people clean our closets and give last year’s stuff away. I was in the midst of this ritual when I had an epiphany: I looked at those eight pairs of

Thursday, September 9, 2010 By Jeanne Hunt On a recent trip to Italy, I discovered my next, easy occupation. I would like to be the woman in the Sistine Chapel with a microphone shouting, “Silenzio! Silenzio!” to the hundreds of tourists who insist on making noise.

Thursday, August 5, 2010 By Jeanne Hunt A few weeks ago, I was caring for my two grandsons. I was putting them to bed and thought it might be nice to start teaching them how to pray. Lewis is 4 and Liam is 2, just the right ages to begin

Thursday, June 10, 2010 By Jeanne Hunt In the month of June every parish church will have one or two weddings each Saturday. The bride will be radiant. The groom will be handsome and strong in his determined resolve to wed.  Everyone will gather around them, resolving to support them

Thursday, April 8, 2010By Jeanne Hunt Anyone who has ever purchased school photographs or cable-television services understands the difference between the bare minimum and all the bells and whistles. It seems to me that faith formation has the same criteria: We can choose the bare-bones model or engage ourselves in

Thursday, March 11, 2010 By Jeanne Hunt I often begin my talks to children preparing for their first holy Communion with these words, “Hello, I am Mrs. Hunt, and last Sunday I made my 4,124th holy Communion. You should be so lucky!” I then tell the children a story about