That One Awesome Glorious Moment

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In the Broadway musical “The Secret Garden,” adapted by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon from the classic novel of English children’s literature by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911,… Continue reading

Opposite Day

Friday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time There seems to be a clear disparity between the values of the world and the values of the Kingdom of God. That isn’t news at all. So… Continue reading

Get Out, You Dawg!

Wednesday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time In its current use it is often intended as a term of endearment. And most dog owners and dog lovers will not be offended. Clearly, Jesus… Continue reading

How Do You NOT Be Afraid?

St. John Mary Vianney, Priest Fear is a natural emotional response that happens when we come across unfamiliar territory and we are unable to figure out a way through. The other day I… Continue reading

Prophet Schmophet

St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest If true to their nature, a prophet will get under people’s skin. Both Jeremiah and Jesus in today’s readings attest to that fact. We are more likely to… Continue reading

Her Deep Faith Made Lunch Possible

St. Martha We are more familiar with the passage in the gospel of Matthew where Jesus gently admonishes Martha for her passive-aggressive comments about her sister Mary’s neglect to assist her with the… Continue reading

Hope for the Weeds

Tuesday of Week 17 in Ordinary Time No one plants weeds on purpose. If your crop is medical marijuana the weeds would be those other vegetation you did not plant on purpose. So… Continue reading

Swedish Death Cleaning & Stuff

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time On various occasions along life’s journey I have collected a great many things, things of some inherent value, although perhaps they have value only to me. I have… Continue reading

When the Dots Don’t Connect

Thursday of Week 16 in Ordinary Time We like things to make logical sense … that is, as much as we can grasp logical thinking. But when Jesus was telling people about the… Continue reading

From Grief to Good News

St. Mary Magdalene When Mary encountered the empty tomb, her sadness at the death of Jesus is made worse. The stone rolled away was a powerful sign of her loss. And the only… Continue reading

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