$5.7B Impasse


Baptism of the Lord The federal government shutdown these last 3 weeks is an embarrassment and a massive failure of leadership. Don’t worry. I’m not taking sides. I really have bigger fish to… Continue reading

God in our Midst is Made Known Anew


Epiphany of the Lord Ordinarily, we are not easily swayed by weak and naïve arguments, especially from people we don’t know all that well. By nature, we are skeptics. I know I am,… Continue reading

All the Other Days After Christmas


Mary, Mother of God Whenever we picture the Virgin Mary in the Christmas season, we also typically picture Jesus as an infant, sometimes wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, or… Continue reading

The Challenges of Raising Parents


Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph I was visiting with my siblings out east this past week. Mom and dad were in California spending Christmas with my brother and his family. Before… Continue reading

God Wore an Image Like Our Own


The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ As much as I looked forward to it when I was younger, as awesome and amazing as I imagined it would be when I was a… Continue reading

Right Under Our Noses


Third Sunday of Advent I was in Richmond Friday to visit with my confessor and celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation. Yes, I still do that every so often. And it helps that it… Continue reading

Urgent


Second Sunday of Advent Friends out east are always asking me when I’m coming back to the beach for good. It’s where most of my family live. I smile and tell them I… Continue reading

The Woman Who Raised Him


Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I want to talk to you about women, not just any women, certain specific women. Don’t… Continue reading

–Ish


First Sunday of Advent I learned some time ago, that not everything is either just black or white. Human beings are complex creatures. Some things just need to be precise like engineering and… Continue reading

Not Even Close


34th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Jesus Christ, King of the Universe I have been a lifelong resident of planet earth. So says my birth certificate, my passport, and my driver’s license. As… Continue reading

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