Deeper Thirsts & Deeper Wells

Third Sunday of Lent So, it’s the Third Sunday of Lent, and we’re back in church. Have you asked yourself why? Why are you here? Many of us were probably here last weekend,… Continue reading

The Journey is What Matters

Second Sunday of Lent A classmate of mine from 2nd grade is a Salesian missionary priest in Papua New Guinea. Fr. Ariel just recently celebrated his 50th birthday. I’m only ahead by a… Continue reading

Worry Only When You Can’t Trust God

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time I was a teenager from 1977 to 1984. Some of you are thinking, “Aaah, he’s just a baby.” Some others are thinking, “Oooh, he’s older than my parents.”… Continue reading

Why Do We Keep Missing the Point?

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (I’m wearing a hat.) Let’s talk about sex. And now that I have your attention, let’s change the subject. I know what some of you are thinking—he knows nothing.… Continue reading

Bacon & Chocolate, Public Radio & the Internet

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Salt and light. It’s not that difficult to see where this is going. In the gospel reading from Matthew, Jesus is teaching his disciples the importance of the… Continue reading

Gentle Light–Inviting, Transforming

The Presentation of the Lord I have been a student of human behavior for some time now. And these last few years, I have come across reports, surveys, and studies that challenge my… Continue reading

Story of Your Life

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time It has taken me about two weeks since getting back from Italy to shake off a really nasty cold. But I’m better now, way better than I’ve ever… Continue reading

Final Stop: the Pontifical North American College

The Janiculum Hill is one of the best locations in Rome for a breathtaking view of the innumerable domes and bell towers that pierce the skyline of the multi-hued architectural museum. … The Janiculum … is… Continue reading

Epiphany Parade

The Christmas Season comes to a close with the celebration of Epiphany, the 12th night of Christmas. The scriptural account of the visit of the Magi from the East is brought to life… Continue reading

Tour of Florence

Back home we celebrate Epiphany, the Manifestation of the Christ Child to the nations through the visit of the Magi from the east, on the first Sunday after 1 January. Here however, 6… Continue reading

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