28th Sunday in Ordinary Time It looks like we have to talk about it today. It’s not a subject I know a lot about, so I had to do some research. And I… Continue reading

Election Cycle Blues

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time I have an app on my phone that counts down the days to November 8. 36 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes, 43 seconds, and counting. This is only… Continue reading

Reasonable Expectations

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Some years back when I was a newly-ordained priest teaching at an all-boys Catholic high school in New Orleans, my students would confront me on occasion with outrageous… Continue reading

More Than Just a Fan

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time In the fall of 2010 after the Parish Council retreat, I invited the people of St. John to consider the path before us. At that time, I had… Continue reading

We Have One Job

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time When I was growing up, dad was not our friend. Nor was mom, for that matter. They were our parents, and they behaved accordingly. Today they might pass… Continue reading

Lukewarm Faith is No Faith At All

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time There is a scene in the play Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling about six Southern women (oh yes, many times), when the lead actress M’Lynn Eatenton (played by… Continue reading

London, then Home

On Saturday we boarded a train at the GWR Station Cardiff for our last leg of this journey–London. We discovered that lunch is not served all day long, as it is back home.… Continue reading

Raglan Castle

On our last full day in Wales, I just knew we had to get in one last castle before heading out to London. So we set out for Raglan Castle, a trip that would take… Continue reading

Caerphilly Castle

We got off the train at the fourth stop, a little town north of Cardiff called Caerphilly. It has a castle with a moat. A MOAT! This I had to see. As we approached… Continue reading

Cardiff City Tour

As with all the other major cities we visited, there was a Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour service in Cardiff. Having no vehicle of our own, it is also a great introduction to… Continue reading

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