Monthly Archives: February 2015

Homily: 1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

Readings of the Day When I was growing up, they had great tunes for commercials. One of my favorites is the old Burger King commercial: “Have it your way!” It was kind of neat: at McDonald’s you didn’t get to choose what you got on your Big Mac, so having what you wanted on your […]

Homily: Ash Wednesday 2015

There’s an old joke I learned when I was back in music school: “How do you get to Broadway from here?” The answer: “Practice, practice, practice.” It’s easy to think when we hear people playing music, painting a picture or photographing something, reading a poem or acting on stage, that this is mostly spontaneous, a […]


There’s something wonderful about living in the communication age: you can get a very good idea of what something’s about before making contact. So I’ve availed myself of every means of learning about 50 Shades of Gray without actually spending money on the thing. Since Rotten Tomatoes has given it a freshness rating of 26% […]

Homily: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day When I was a kid, I had a hero. He seemed to be a smart and powerful man, committed to our country and working to make the world a better place to live. This man had his ups and downs in life, seen success and ridicule, but did some incredible things […]

Homily: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day They were a small group of people in a distant land. People who depended on each other; people who are closer than family. There were times when they were resting and times when they were busier than people should be. It was a group of people who would have never chosen […]

Homily: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day It’s snowing on this first day of February, and February snows make me think of one thing: how soon does Spring Training start? When that starts, there’s new hope, especially if your team has a multi talented player as their star. To have someone who can hit, hit for power, field, […]