In Need of Reason to Rejoice

Third Sunday of Advent Our hearts are heavy with sadness today after the events in Newtown CT on Friday morning. Once again we have been plunged into darkness and grief. Once again we… Continue reading

The Really Important Work of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent Advent can be hard work, if we know what it’s really all about, if we know what we’re supposed to be doing, and I don’t mean putting up Christmas… Continue reading

My Kingdom is not of This World

Solemnity of Christ the King I’m afraid we’ve gotten it all wrong this whole time. From my own childhood, and I can imagine from yours as well, every time I’ve come across a… Continue reading

Preparing for the End

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time None of us can truly claim to have ever experienced death. Sure, few people may have come close to death in one form or another. But even those… Continue reading

The New Evangelization

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Master, I want to see.” Such a simple request. But it makes sense only if I don’t already have what I am asking for. I would ordinarily not… Continue reading

Gumbo & the Perks of Christian Leadership

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 16 days left until the political ads on TV go away, and the political ads that come in the mail, and the snarky Facebook posts that tell you… Continue reading

Falling in Love with God

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time I am often intrigued by the adventures and misadventures young people forever seem to get caught up in, adventures in living and loving that consume a tremendous portion… Continue reading

Colliding with Mystery

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time At the beginning of each week, I often ask myself what God would want me to tell you the coming weekend. I take a look at the scripture… Continue reading

Not Just a Guy Thing

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time I have occasionally wondered how exactly that whole discussion went down among the twelve as they argued who was the greatest. Did they brag about who had the… Continue reading

Be Opened!

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time In this season of political campaigns, a lot is being said, it seems, to sway the average voter to see reality a certain way and to vote accordingly.… Continue reading

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