• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 8 comments on New Chaplain’s Faith Inspired by Tragedy

  1. Fr. John, Congratulations on your new endeavor! You may not remember me, but I was a St. CLements parish member. I remember how well you related to all the young kids in our parish. My son, Kevin was one, who held you in very high regard. You provided leadership as well as guidance and friendship to so many of the kids in the CYO at St. C’s. Based on that, I know you will do well and have a huge impact on all you come in contact with at BU! Best wishes, Peggy Dwyer

  2. Congratulations Fr. John! Your love of Christ along with all your gifts you have to share will be a great blessing to the BU community. Best wishes God Bless, Sheila Gnerre

  3. It is a very nice tribute to a great man, from a wonderful family. Although I will be honest, having known him for more then years now, he is even more of a budding saint then this picture that was painted wonderfully by the author. I could go on endlessly with tremendous accounts of his leadership, guidance, charity, compassion and much, much more… I lost my wife many years ago, was lost in life with 3 young children, he saved my family in so many ways… may peace always be with him and his congregation….:)

  4. Congratulations, Fr. John! I found this link in a BC newsletter; I’m forwarding it to all Foley members who have email (I’ll have to print it for my dad,though)!

  5. Yay Father John!! So happy you are back in Massachusetts. It’s not surprising how well you are adapting to your new assignment. You have a gift of sharing our faith with people and identifying to how young people relate to you. Foxboro misses you and we hope to see you soon.

  6. Fr. John,
    I just happened on this article about your new positon at BU. Congratulations! I can’t begin to tell you how much we miss you at St. Clement.
    God Bless you in your new endeavor.

  7. Father John,
    We miss you at St Mary’s Foxboro, Ma my family & friends still talk about how much positive impact you had on us, especially the kids. Keep up the great work, don’t forget the jokes!

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