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

Evidence in Baked Fish

Third Sunday of Easter Let me propose for our consideration what I would call a widely established principle that most reasonable people can get behind. I did not make this up. Instead it… Continue reading

Where Do You Go From Betrayal?

Second Sunday of Easter I was once a student at a small seminary college in New Jersey. We were a class of 12 that graduated two years later. We were a tight bunch… Continue reading

For Your Consideration

Easter Sunday Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado! Late Friday night I was walking the dog under a glorious full moon… Continue reading


Good Friday We like to be in control. Everywhere. All the time. Now in truth we do possess some limited oversight of a small portion of our known universe, quite a small portion… Continue reading

When They Remember Us

Holy Thursday We celebrated two funerals earlier this week. And each time I sit down with a grieving family, after we hash out the specifics of the funeral liturgy—which date is best for… Continue reading

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