When I Grow Up


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time When I was a child I never dreamed that one day I could be President. It never once crossed my mind. I know a few things are not… Continue reading

Mom’s Favorite


Mary, Mother of God Jesus was an only child. His mother Mary, as far as we know, was probably an only child as well. I share my mom with 6 siblings, plus 2… Continue reading

Hazards & Blessings of Being Human


Nativity of the Lord The immortal Almighty God is born today a child in a manger. His mother, so young and inexperienced in the ways of the world, is overcome with joy, transfixed… Continue reading

Evidence Notwithstanding


3rd Sunday of Advent I have never experienced a solar eclipse in person, neither a partial nor a total solar eclipse. I guess I have never been anywhere a solar eclipse was happening.… Continue reading

Minding What Matters


1st Sunday of Advent I saw a cartoon online earlier this week. A family is seated at the Thanksgiving dinner table with heads bowed in prayer, and a huge roasted bird sits at… Continue reading

Beyond Castles & Cathedrals


33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time As far back as I can remember, I have always been fascinated with castles and cathedrals. It didn’t matter whether they lay in ruins or were still in… Continue reading

A Life We Can Never Imagine


32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time With the 2016 presidential election cycle coming to a head this week, the candidates and their surrogates have been yelling louder and more insistently pressing their case before… Continue reading

Outcast


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

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