Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 356 TB 6:10-11; 7:1BCDE, 9-17; 8:4-9A PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 MK 12:28-34 When Julie and I first got married I had no idea what a Sacrament was.   Growing up in the mountains of Virginia I had never heard that word usedContinue Reading

This morning at Mass the Gospel reminds us that even Jesus sometimes is in a bad mood.  As he walked in the morning hours, hungry and irritable, he came upon that poor fig tree.   It hadn’t produced any figs.  Granted it wasn’t the ‘season’ for figs, but that didn’tContinue Reading

A man named Pilate posed the question “What is truth?” nearly 2000 years ago.    The irony of asking that question while standing before Truth itself is still echoing in our society today.  Mankind tends to think of himself as the source of truth instead of seeing it as aContinue Reading

Tomorrow is the memorial of the Presentation of Mary. This legend, which we have no way of knowing whether it is true or not, is only found in a apocryphal text called the Protoevangelium of James. While there is no requirement that we believe in it, it still teaches someContinue Reading

It’s been an interesting few days.  We’ve seen the supreme court decide for the entire nation an issue of morality.  Forcing states (regardless of voters opinion in those states) to accept something they may or may not approve of.  For many that’s a hard thing to swallow.  Tempers are high.Continue Reading

Bear with me as I try to convey to you something that I do not know if I can put into words. Today as I was reading Sacred Scripture, a line of thought began to form in my mind. It begins with the concept of the logos, the Christ, theContinue Reading