Men’s Ministry Lenten Breakfast Talk: How Do Men Observe Lent?

Last night, I was in church for the Living Stations.  The junior high kids were leading it and they did an awesome job.  They even got me to shed a few tears along the way.  I’m half Italian: we just … Continued

Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time

http://www.usccb.org/nab/110605.htm I should begin with at least an acknowledgement that this reflection is late. That had something to do with getting ordained to the diaconate on Friday, preaching on Saturday, and baptizing my niece on Sunday. More on all of … Continued

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

http://www.usccb.org/nab/092505.htm Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people: It’s easy, I think, to distance ourselves from the point of the Gospel. We often think, well, I’m not one of the chief priests and elders, I’m a … Continued

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

http://www.usccb.org/nab/091805.htm “Going out about five o’clock, the landowner found others standing around, and said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’” Often when I’m reading a familiar passage of … Continued

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

http://www.usccb.org/nab/081505.htm Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. … Continued

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