Learning to be Human Again

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4.11._Her.m4a Imagine a world in which everyone is isolated from one another, in which people are so lonely and emotionally stunted that their only place of comfort is found in computers, video games, and anonymous online communication. Okay…. Read More

History of the Stations of the Cross

During Lent, and especially on Good Friday, many Catholics pray the stations of the cross. It is among the most popular devotions in the whole world, ranging in style and content from place to place. But where did… Read More

Is it too late?

It’s Palm Sunday! Which means free leaves, a super long Gospel, and a short homily! (Okay, well, at least you get two of those things today!) Here’s a quick reflection as we look to the end of Lent… Read More

A Church without Sacraments?

Without the sacraments, some feel that the Church will fall apart. I don’t think so.

Call No One Father?

Jesus says to call no one father, and yet Catholics do it anyway. What gives?

Plenty of Lenten Videos

For the past 10 days or so, I have been on the road, visiting Texas A&M University to give a talk, meeting with the friars under five years solemnly professed in St. Petersburg, FL, and attending the Los… Read More

The Mandalorian: A story of religious life

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4-2._Mandalorian.m4a The Mandalorian is catching the world by storm. It’s got action and adventure, plot twists and betrayal. It’s even got a baby version of Yoda! For Star Wars nerds, there is plenty of nostalgia to go around,… Read More

Do Catholics Worship Idols?

Fundamentalist Christians don’t have a lot of nice things to say about Catholics. According to them, we know nothing of the Bible, create false doctrines, are wolves in sheep’s clothing while being the embodiment of whore of Babylon,… Read More

Two Popes, One Beautiful Mess

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4-1._Two_Popes.m4a If you haven’t seen the Netflix original Two Popes, Br. Tito and I highly recommend it. That is, with an important caveat: it’s a complete work of fiction. While, yes, there are in fact two living men who… Read More

What Makes Something a Sin?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sin is “an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. It wounds… Read More

Enter the Desert

The following is my homily for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A. The readings can be found here. Have you ever been out in the desert? I mean, like, really out there. I drove cross country once from San… Read More

Do Not Be Terrified

The following is my homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. On May 21, 2011, the world was supposed to end. At least, that’s what the evangelical preacher Harold Camping… Read More