Revolution of Resolutions

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

“Rise up!” are the first words we hear proclaimed to us this Sunday! “Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!” Isaiah tells us on this feast of the Epiphany, the arrival of […]

Unbelievable Belief

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

We made it. The tumultuous journey through Advent is over, and we’ve arrived at a destination beyond our wildest expectations. We have found the King of Kings, surrounded by the […]

A Christmas Story – Part Two

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Last week I wrote about how portraits of the Holy Family, while beautiful, especially on Christmas cards, can help us place them on a pedestal. While worshiping God and honoring […]

A Christmas Story – Part One

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

We’re in it now. Three weeks into Advent and the Christmas cards are starting to appear Scotch taped on office doors and on refrigerators. I love Christmas cards, for a […]

4:00 A.M. Feelings

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

This weekend’s psalm says it best: “Justice shall flourish in his time.”  It doesn’t say we hope justice flourishes, but that it will flourish. I’ve written before how Christian hope […]


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Lord, thank you! Thank you for the vein that pops out of Kathy’s forehead when she’s concentrating. That blue fault line, it’s like you can see her thoughts take flight— […]

The Good Thieves

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Credited to St. Augustine, the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett had a favorite saying: “Do not despair, one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume one of the thieves was […]

Make Ancient Palestine Great Again

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Of all weeks to have this collection of important, albeit difficult readings this Sunday! After one of the most hotly contested presidential campaigns in over a decade, after the election […]

All Souls

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Absalom: Nothing was ever accomplished with tears. Alice: Absalom, why are you upside down? Absalom: I’ve come to the end of this life. Alice: You’re going to die? Absalom: Transform. […]

Find Your Tree

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

I’ve always loved this one. This Sunday’s Gospel tells the story of Zacchaeus, a man whose eagerness jumps right off the page. On some level this is a sort of […]

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