Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time When I first arrived at St. John’s in 2006, I received a ring of keys, supposedly to every lock and every door of every building in the parish …… Continue reading

Hope of Future Glory

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Every now and again I find myself standing in front of the bathroom mirror just staring at my face.  I know you all do that, too, although… Continue reading


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time This weekend commemorates the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.  Not a very pleasant anniversary, if you ask me.  Certainly not something to celebrate.  And yet… Continue reading

Walk on This!

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Among the many signs Jesus performs in the gospels, what he does in today’s gospel reading strikes me as not directly benefiting anyone.  When Jesus healed the sick or… Continue reading

Spiritual Junk Food

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Two words.  Junk food.  I love it.  I know you do too.  I know I don’t need it.  Look at me.  And neither do you, really.  But it’s just… Continue reading

Treasure Beyond Price

Seventeeth Sunday in Ordinary Time I have been to Las Vegas just once in my life.  One summer a few years ago, I visited my brother and his family in San Diego. We then… Continue reading

Send Them to the Moon

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Rupert Murdoch is scrambling a lot these days to keep from losing his sanity, his credibility, and his vast media empire. I’m sure if it were all up to… Continue reading

God’s Word, Fertile Soil & Betty Ford

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Betty Ford died last Friday night at the age of 93. She never imagined herself anything more than the wife of a US congressman, although even that was far… Continue reading

With the Heart of a Child

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time I was a classroom teacher once. So occasionally I am tempted to point out something educational, but only when the conversation is slow. It can be impressive sometimes, but… Continue reading

Seattle, Here We Come!


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