Be Holy … or Blind & Toothless


Lex Talionis – the Law of Retaliation.  An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, an arm for an arm, a life for a life.  “The earliest human legal systems were… Continue reading

Beyond What the Law Requires


First let me set the record straight.  Despite what some of you may think, despite what some of you have been led to believe, I have never claimed to be a model Christian. … Continue reading

Staying Connected


I promised Bethany I would put this photo on my blog. The remnant of last year’s Confirmation class going out to lunch after the 11am liturgy. We do this every 2nd and 4th… Continue reading

The Can o’ Green Beans Story


A friend of mine, Sharon, in Roanoke underwent surgery in 2003 to remove a tumor from her abdomen, and a chemotherapy series after surgery.  When I visited with her about a year after,… Continue reading

The Other Beatitudes


Like all of you, I have heard the beatitudes many times, and I am sick and tired of hearing it proclaimed. No one ever really pays attention to what it means. We like… Continue reading

Goodnight, my friend. Sweet Dreams.


Andrew Wyeth, Master Bedroom Virginia Beach VA 2003 It is with sadness that I share with you the passing of a dear friend of 12 years. Chief was an AKC registered pure-bred Yellow… Continue reading

Silver Anniversary


My sister Fina & husband Bob, celebrating 25 years. I was in college when my sister got married at the Base Chapel of Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in Norfolk VA in 1985.… Continue reading

Beginnings & Beyond @ Thunder Bay ONT


I hit the road again for Canada last Friday, to participate in the RCIA Institute: Beginnings and Beyond, conducted by the North American FORUM on the Catechumenate. I arrived in Thunder Bay ON… Continue reading

Jubilee Celebration


Three days of it, although only two were really planned. Saturday was at the parish in Caringbah where Fr. Kerry had spent 25 of his 50 years of priestly ministry. The church was… Continue reading

South to Albany WA, Back to Perth & Fremantle … and Venezia for Dinner


On Sunday afternoon, we headed south to Albany on the southern coast of Western Australia, a 4 and a half hour trip, rain intermittently all the way down. We were staying at the… Continue reading

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