Monthly Archives: September 2012

Homily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the day  When I was in seminary, I had the privilege to take an extended bible study to the Holy Land. I was gone for three months, two of which were spent going to places mentioned in the Bible. There were several options for how much you take with you on a journey […]

Stories I’ve Found, 9/28/2012

Interesting stories I’ve found lately: The Dalai Lama has a message for those rioting in the Middle East, and I daresay it would apply us to our election this year. I’m becoming a fan of Omir Safi, for not only are the Dalai Lama’s words powerful, but the story from Rumi the author shares is […]

In Search of Mrs. Jesus

All right, I referenced a couple of articles about this question last Friday, and it’s getting a lot of Internet and news action right now, so I’ll rush in where angels fear to tread and dive into the question of whether Jesus was married or not. The quest to know Jesus as He was means […]

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the day  Once upon a time, there was a show about some people stuck on a island. They represented a cross section of American society: some were talented, some were beautiful, some were smart, some were rich, and one guy was a goof off. They had to survive, find ways to shelter from […]

Stories I’ve Found 9/21/2012

Interesting stories I’ve found lately: The status of native Christians in the Middle East is very bad. Pope Benedict XVI addresses the situation, and John Allen summarizes it very well.  I’ve been in the Middle East, I believe the stories about the exodus of Christians from there. Bill Tammeus led me to this article  about […]

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

In 1819, the government of the Papal States had a real problem with a small town in the mountains south of Rome. The name of the town was Sonnino: it had become the home of former mercenaries that wanted to avoid conscription into Napoleon’s Russia Campaign, who had taken up a lifestyle that was called […]

Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the day. Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. A young man flew through space accompanied by a robot. He felt called to be something special, to be a champion of good in the face of evil that was consuming the universe. And his name happened to be Luke Skywalker. He […]