Journey to the Cross

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

In our second reading this weekend St. Paul sums up all of Lent for me. He encourages us that “hope does not disappoint” and plainly tells us of the cost […]

Portable Lent

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

“Go forth.” Those are the Lord’s first words to Abram, later known as Abraham, the father of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, in this Sunday’s first reading. In our responsorial psalm […]

Remember the Craziness

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Here we go. That four letter word: Lent. Like it or not, ready or not, we find ourselves in this strange weather and, perhaps quite unexpectedly, in the beginning of […]


Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

This Sunday’s Gospel is filled with beautiful imagery, so detailed and heartfelt. Reading it and reading it again almost feels warm. One can almost sense the sunlight in it, but […]

The Whole God

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Okay, Lord, this one seems impossible. “Be perfect, as your father in heaven is perfect,” our Lord confronts us. Oh, boy. How are we supposed to be perfect? That’s a […]

Life Afterlife

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

This weekend the Academy students perform their Winter Comedy in the Odyssey Theatre (parish auditorium), Afterlife. This is a shameless plug, but in the spirit of this weekend’s reading to […]

Shine A Light

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

“You are the salt of the Earth!” Jesus tells us. We’ve heard it before, so much, in fact, that it is easy to forget what Jesus is really saying to […]


Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

It’s National Catholic Schools Week in the United States and what a perfect Gospel reading to usher in the celebration. I’ve written before on the prophetic nature of the Beatitudes—that […]

Cast Your Net

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

When I first started to take my faith seriously in college, I would say the Church’s night prayer with friends who my dear friend and mentor, Msgr. Richard Liddy, gathered. […]

The Bare Tree’s Green Roots

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Our beautiful and crazed Christmas season ends with quite the narrative jump. The baby Jesus, born in the stable on Christmas morning, is now a thirty-year-old that emerges seemingly out […]

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