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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
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
Without the sacraments, some feel that the Church will fall apart. I don’t think so.
Jesus says to call no one father, and yet Catholics do it anyway. What gives?
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
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
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
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
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
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