Monthly Archives: April 2014

Homily: Second Sunday of Easter

Readings of the Day In the early days of the state of Colorado, there were a lot of mines and the miners went on strike for better conditions. They brought in some miners from Missouri, but things didn’t go very well at first. They tried to tell those guys what to do, they just didn’t […]

Reconstructing for now

In the course of the past few months,, I’ve taken on a part time job to go with being Chaplain at Avila.  I find the challenge of being Publications Editor for the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood a great challenge and I’m still working out how this is done.  It’s […]

Neither Silver or Gold

If we take a look at the readings of the Easter season, they have a very different purpose than Lent’s readings.  Lent teaches us what we need to know about Jesus; Easter teaches what we need to know about living Christian community together.  Perhaps the best story is Peter and John’s healing of a crippled […]

Easter Sunday, Cycle A

Readings of the Day The story of the empty tomb is like no other. There are details that appear in other myths from around the Mediterranean, divine beings that come back from death every spring, gods who take on human form for a time, but nothing like our main story today. No other culture I’m […]

Homily: Good Friday

Readings of the Day This is not a place where we want to be, here at the end of the passion reading. Do we really want to stand at the tomb of lost hopes? Do we really want to stand on a hill of disappointment? Do we really want to embrace suffering? It is a […]

Homily: Holy Thursday

Readings of the Day It’s an old, old story: two men who came from the same place, worked together for many years and then ended up on the opposite sides in a conflict between good and evil. The great misfortune of the Civil War was that brothers fought for opposite sides; it also happened during […]

Sharing Christ’s Suffering Today

This weekend a crazy old man drove from the Ozarks to the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas and shot three people at random: this anti-Semite killed three Christians to demonstrate his hate.  The story is testament to the God given right for any lunatic in America to have a weapon and only be […]