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TAKE A STAND

One of the most-talked about Television series of 2022 is the streaming service Paramount-Plus’ “The Offer.”  This 10-episode show is a biographical drama that traces the development of “The Godfather,” which has been named one…

DONT IGNORE THE WARNING

A couple of weeks I did one of the stupidest things I could have done (at least in recent memory...)  I’m still embarrassed about it and thankful to God for His protection and providence.  I…

WHAT IF YOU HAVE JUST ONE DAY

It’s hard to find things on social media that can actually catch your attention and stop your scrolling - but seeing the post “waited an hour to see ‘the corpse flower’ today” definitely was enough…

TEACH US TO PRAY

God hears us.  He wants to hear from us.  He listens and answers every one of our prayers.  Just let that sink in for a minute.  Truly to sink in.  Because I think for a…

ITS THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

          It’s the thought that counts.  Usually, that phrase is offered when reflecting on a gift...to underline the fact that the effort, the consideration, the sacrifice that someone makes is the most important part of…

GOD HELP US

The last few weeks have presented more opportunities than usual for me to be with people outside the ages of 18-24 in a variety of contexts and engagements - whether they were funeral repasts, wedding…

AVOIDING DISCOURAGEMENT

On the list of things I hate to do, is shopping. Any shopping - food, car, clothing, stuff for the Newman Center... I just hate it. I don’t know the reason for it - maybe…

ARE ALL WELCOME?

When I started seminary 27 years ago, one (of many things) to get acclimated to, rather quickly was the wide variety of opinions on, of all things, Church music.   Being an amateur piano player and…

SEEKING CHRIST IN THE EXTREMES

Every so often, someone will ask the question: what’s the hardest part of being a priest?  From their reactions, they seem to have certain expectations of what they think the answer will be: Is it…