Ss. Peter & Paul: Who do you say that I am?

 "Who do you say that I am?" Many have reflected on the importance of this question both for the disciples, and for ourselves. We might do well to think about it ourselves on occasion. But as I was preparing for today's Liturgy, an aspect of that question stood out in a way that it hasn't… Continue reading Ss. Peter & Paul: Who do you say that I am?

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Caritas Christi Urget Nos

This was my first homily at my new assignment, St. Raphael. So there’s a bit more about me in here than I’d usually go for, but the nice part is that it fit in so well with the readings. In the Deacon Chapel at Mundelein Seminary, the institution where I spent the last five years,… Continue reading 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Caritas Christi Urget Nos

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

There’s a commercial I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks that I like. It shows little vignettes of people having near miss accidents, who are saved from those accidents by other people. So a woman on the way out of a restaurant moves a coffee cup on the table of a man whose elbow… Continue reading The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Body and Blood of Christ: Sacrifice, Meal and Abiding Presence

Today, I didn’t get to preach this homily. I didn’t preside at either of the Masses I attended; I just concelebrated. Which was fine, but I wanted to write a homily anyway, so that I didn’t lose the discipline of doing it. This isn’t as polished as I’d like it, but rather a first (and… Continue reading The Body and Blood of Christ: Sacrifice, Meal and Abiding Presence

myCatholic.com

Are you using myCatholic.com as your start page yet? If not, you definitely should. This is a wonderful service of Sacred Heart Media, which is a great replacement for my Yahoo!, in my opinion. You can cusomize your feeds, and the look and feel of the page for your interests. It has lots of feeds… Continue reading myCatholic.com

Good Idea: LibraryThing

Library Thing: An Online Book Club? I stumbled across LibraryThing today. It’s really kind of fun, and I hope it continues to do well. On LibraryThing, you can add your own book library, import your wish list from Amazon (or a list from just about anywhere), and maintain your library online. You can see some… Continue reading Good Idea: LibraryThing

The Most Holy Trinity: Solving the Mystery

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed is a good mystery. When I have the chance to just read what I want to read, it’s almost always a mystery novel. I read Agatha Christie all the time growing up, and I’ll often go back to some of her stuff even now. My love for mysteries… Continue reading The Most Holy Trinity: Solving the Mystery

God’s Discipline

It’s amazing what God’s discipline does in our lives. I know that I often need to be reminded that I am not God, and that God’s purposes are far loftier than my own. Once again, in today’s Office of Readings, Job puts my frequent experiences into words: Then Job answered the Lord and said:  … Continue reading God’s Discipline

Catholic Explorer: Diocese is jubilant at ordination of newest priest

Full story: Catholic Explorer :: Diocese is jubilant at ordination of newest priest JOLIET—Over 300 friends, relatives, peers and mentors were on-hand to celebrate the ordination of Patrick Mulcahy, 41, to the priesthood June 3 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.   As uplifting liturgical music reverberated throughout the sanctuary, Mulcahy entered the… Continue reading Catholic Explorer: Diocese is jubilant at ordination of newest priest