The Divine Achilles’ Heel

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Kryptonite. Harmless to you, me, and most everyone else on the planet. I say most because we all know it is the one substance that reduces to a glorious heaping… Continue reading

Software Update of the Spirit

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Every once in a while I get a message on my computer telling me it’s time for a software update. I can’t explain even vaguely how it all… Continue reading

The Life We Intentionally Share & Pass On

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time This month I complete my 12thyear as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Waynesboro. I’ve lived here longer now than I’ve lived anywhere, including at… Continue reading

Alternate Reality

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Coming from a large family, I had this secret fantasy growing up. Everyone else at home was weird. I was the only normal person I knew. Mom and… Continue reading

Proof of Our Faith in Our Words & Actions

The Body & Blood of the Lord Some time ago, I would enjoy watching CSI on TV. Crime Scene Investigation. It’s in syndication now, all 15 seasons. Funny how when Hollywood discovers what… Continue reading

Living Witness to Mystery

Most Holy Trinity The online Oxford English dictionary gives a general definition of mystery as “something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain.”[1] The way “difficult” and “impossible” have an “or”… Continue reading

Embrace the Wind & Fire of God

Pentecost The story of Pentecost that we hear proclaimed from the Acts of the Apostles recounts in dramatic fashion how the once-timid band of Jesus’ followers confidently emerged from their refuge of mourning… Continue reading

A Powerful New Presence

The Ascension of the Lord “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” It was a safe question considering the context. Jesus’ disciples who were about his age… Continue reading

Stay In Touch

Fifth Sunday of Easter My dear young people who are receiving your first Holy Communion today, we welcome you to the big table. Today marks a very important day in your life. You… Continue reading

Hired Hand

Fourth Sunday of Easter Every year, on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also affectionately called Good Shepherd Sunday, we read from the 10thchapter of the gospel of John. Now we are all quite… Continue reading

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