The Absurdity of Life Beyond Death


32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schultz follows the adventures of a group of precocious children and a beagle who have this uncanny ability of reflecting deeply on… Continue reading

His Genius Move


31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Curiosity is a natural instinctive desire to explore, discover, and understand. In its most basic form, it is a measurable sign of intellectual activity, that something might be… Continue reading

Master Chef


Solemnity of All Saints Some people like to watch cooking shows on TV. I don’t. I’m not really that adventurous when it comes to cooking new things. I cook what I like to… Continue reading

The Work of Justification


30th Sunday in Ordinary Time In Jesus’ time in the temple in Jerusalem, also known as the second temple or Herod’s temple, specific spaces were designated for each of the various segments of… Continue reading

Thank You Jesus


28th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Thank you Jesus.” Say it with me. “Thank you Jesus.” Did that sound weird? Is it easier to say “Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness. In… Continue reading

Exasperation & Abandonment


27th Sunday in Ordinary Time “How long, O Lord?” cries the prophet in today’s first reading. I know I’ve cried those words out myself many times for one reason or another. And I… Continue reading

Creativity, Resourcefulness, Outside-the-Box Thinking


25th Sunday in Ordinary Time I love watching clever commercials on TV. That’s easily the best reason I can come up with to watch the Superbowl. Even better still is watching the Clio… Continue reading

Bless Your Heart


22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time I don’t know about you. But I prefer that things are orderly, that they follow some recognizable pattern, and that they generally make sense. Now it’s not absolutely… Continue reading

De-Stressing About Salvation


21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Who of us, given the opportunity, would not choose a less stressful job or academic load, less stressful friendships and relationships, and ultimately a less stressful life? Modern… Continue reading

The Debt of Privilege


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary As I was driving home from Maine the other day on I-84W through Connecticut, the exit sign for Newtown and Sandy Hook caught my attention. A wave… Continue reading

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