Monthly Archives: September 2015

Homily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

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 […]

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

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 […]

Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

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 […]

9/11/2002 Reflection

This is a reflection I gave at a memorial service on the first anniversary of 9/11 A year ago tonight, the skies were silent. A year ago tonight, we looked up with fear. We are used to the skies turning against us here in the Midwest: of sudden storms boiling up and fierce winds blowing […]

Homily: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day He was a young man growing up on a farm. He was a good boy, did his chores as he should, obeyed his uncle and aunt who were raising him. He liked to have fun with his friends and drive very fast. Ambition pulled him away from home; he wanted to […]