2017-06-25Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 94JER 20:10-13PS 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35ROM 5:12-15MT 10:26-33 What does it mean to deny Christ?  There is, of course, an outright, direct denial of Christ in those who claim God does not exist or that Jesus was just a man, but there is more toContinue Reading

June 21, 2017Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, ReligiousLectionary: 3672 COR 9:6-11PS 112:1BC-2, 3-4, 9MT 6:1-6, 16-18 Growing up I was taught that “tradition” was a bad thing.   In fact, one of the Churches I went too prided itself on the fact it never did the worship service in theContinue Reading

June 20th, 2017Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 3662 COR 8:1-9PS 146:2, 5-6AB, 6C- 7, 8-9AMT 5:43-48 If you turn on the news today, you’ll find many young men and women who have everything they could ever want materially.   Through their natural, God-given skills they have createdContinue Reading

Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 3622 COR 3:15—4:1, 3-6PS 85:9AB AND 10, 11-12, 13-14MT 5:20-26 There is beauty and a depth to the Sacred Scripture that is often missed by those who read it casually.  For many, it is because they read it as if it were dictatedContinue Reading

June 12, 2017: Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 3592 COR1:1-7PS 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9MT 5:1-12 Why do things have to be hard?  I was speaking to someone on the phone just yesterday about life.   That was the question she posed to me.   Why can’t someContinue Reading

I’ve told this story before.  The story of sitting on the riverbank of the Mississippi at the White House in Saint Louis, Missouri.   How that the sun was shinning, the birds singing, the river flowing it’s long easy strides.   That I was sitting there meditating on being thankful and howContinue Reading

One of the worst mistakes we can do in a serious relationship is to compare the one we love with the past.  “I wish you were more like your (brother/father/mother/sister/cousin)….”    “When we were dating you would…”   “All you ever want to do is sleep, when I first metContinue Reading