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Pray Constantly

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:45:23 +0000

Let those who have ears…

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:36:29 +0000

I admit that I struggle with “the Church” and with the apparent ideologies of parts of the church that I deal with… like the Cursillo Movement. I admit that I struggle to be inclusive, to remember and love these entities that I struggle with, even when we diverge on interpretation, or when I feel like […]

Transformation / Metamorphosis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:19:09 +0000

Not long ago the Sunday Gospel was the Transfiguration — Jesus takes Peter, James and John up the mountain where they see Jesus as he truly his. The gospel says “transfigured”, but in many ways it seems to be transformation or metamorphosis. Like the resurrection where Jesus becomes the Christ. The interesting term to me […]

There is no closure… dancing to someone else’s drum

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 17:36:26 +0000

Not sure how this all fits together. My first reflections this morning were on how to “let go” — I read the readings before mass; I thought of Solomon asking for wisdom and letting go of his own glory. I reflected on Jesus’ words about finding a treasure and selling all to be able to […]

Priest, Prophet, Servant [King]

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:37:11 +0000

Fr. Troncale was our fill-in priest yesterday. I must say he was a breath of fresh air. He wanted to sing all of the verses of the opening song. He was friendly, inviting but serious. And he homily was both easy to follow while reaching deep. Yeah — about that. He focused on the aspect […]

The little things

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:59:43 +0000

Mama left us 2 weeks ago. She died about 6:45am on 24 May. That day and the ones immediately following were filled with handling the details such as talking with funeral homes (yes plural since she was buried “back home” which is almost 5 hours away), talking with the priest, contacting family, etc. One moves […]


Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:36:32 +0000

Today is Palm Sunday. Today at mass we listen and participate in the reading of the Passion — of the final hours of Jesus of Nazareth. As Christians we know that whole story. But, what of the expectations of those who didn’t already know? What of the expectations we have of others and ourselves — […]

Martha, Mary and Lazarus

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:45:18 +0000

Today’s Gospel reading was the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead after he had been in the tomb for four days. Four days! The reading is full of how Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters Martha and Mary. How they were very close friends. I began to think how we all have different […]

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:26:34 +0000

I’ve pondered this budget that the new President has thrown out for consideration. I’ve listened to those, like Senator Ryan, who make claims about cutting out services as “an act of mercy.” I listened to those who voted for a candidate who is definitely not going to make their lives any better — who seem […]

Of Popes and Faith

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:11:37 +0000

The tables are turned, I suppose. Those brothers and sisters of mine within the tent of the Roman Catholic Church who found great comfort in previous Popes who often focussed on devotions and rules and fairly strict behavioral and belief rules are now faced with a Holy Father who is willing to say “Who am […]