Right Under Our Noses

Third Sunday of Advent I was in Richmond Friday to visit with my confessor and celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation. Yes, I still do that every so often. And it helps that it… Continue reading


Second Sunday of Advent Friends out east are always asking me when I’m coming back to the beach for good. It’s where most of my family live. I smile and tell them I… Continue reading

The Woman Who Raised Him

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I want to talk to you about women, not just any women, certain specific women. Don’t… Continue reading


First Sunday of Advent I learned some time ago, that not everything is either just black or white. Human beings are complex creatures. Some things just need to be precise like engineering and… Continue reading

Not Even Close

34th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Jesus Christ, King of the Universe I have been a lifelong resident of planet earth. So says my birth certificate, my passport, and my driver’s license. As… Continue reading

Known But to God

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time I like to watch people, but not in that creepy way you’re probably picturing. No. Some years ago, I would go to the mall late in the Christmas… Continue reading

In a Nutshell

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time I have been asking myself recently, what is the point of a shortcut? So you can get to where you’re going quicker. If it’s about how little time… Continue reading

The Serious Business of Holiness

Solemnity of All Saints I remember as a child seeing pictures of saints in books, paintings, holy cards, and stained glass windows. Every so often it was a three-dimensional image, making them even… Continue reading

Knuckleheads Unite!

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time I begin with an apology of sorts, for calling James and John knuckleheads last week. I assure you I did not hear from either the bishop in Richmond… Continue reading

Somewhere Within Earshot

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time James and John, what a pair of knuckleheads, huh? They took the long view and saw an awesome and glorious future up ahead, and decided they deserved a… Continue reading

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