Monthly Archives: May 2016

Homily: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Cycle C

Readings of the Day He had a magic ring and he didn’t want to let go of it, couldn’t give it up. Oh, he knew he should, planned to pass it on to his nephew when he left town, but it kept ending up back in his pocket. Gandalf reminded him of his commitment, but […]

Trinity Sunday

Readings of the Day A few years ago, I attended the fiftieth wedding anniversary of some dear friends of mine. It was a wonderful celebration with lots of good food and drink, good-natured kidding of the anniversary couple by the best man (the husband’s brother) and then they cut the cake and started the dance. […]

Ascension Sunday

Readings of the Day The Avila University Singers are going to Rome next month, and their excitement brings back memories of my trips there. One day we were driving South to visit some of the Catacombs, and I noticed a sign by the side of the road: Via Appia Antico. I was riding on the […]

Johnny Quest

I remember Grandma’s house after school every day watching Johnny Quest in black and white exploring lost worlds listening about Grandpa guarding trains in Siberia and Grandma’s horses getting spooked on Armistice Day when the bells rang they had skills I couldn’t imagine living in those days We visited the Lexington battlefield and heard about […]

Homily: 6th Sunday in Easter, Cycle C

Readings of the Day I think all of us would like to belong to an elite. It’s a heady feeling like nothing else, a connection that makes us feel strong. When I was in college, I joined a fraternity. It wasn’t a social fraternity, it was a professional music fraternity, but we had to do […]