Author Archives: kbcpps

Homily: 4th Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

Readings of the Day He was a man from a small town. There was nothing exceptional about his family or his background. He was a rather ordinary student. He served his country during a time of war, and on returning home, he found it difficult to get established. He failed at several business ventures, he […]

Pining Away

It’s a common story that’s happened in many times and places. Someone, doesn’t matter if it’s a boy or a girl, a man or a woman, sits alone in their room, longing for someone to make them whole, someone who will rescue them from their loneliness and make their life worthwhile. It’s inspired poetry, painted […]

Homily: 3rd Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

Readings of the Day “Is this the real life?/Is this just fantasy?/Caught in a landslide,/No escape from reality./Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see…” I’m sure most of you in my generation recognize the beginning of the Bohemian Rhapsody written by Freddy Mercury and performed by Queen. Life is very surreal at […]

Doing Business

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a link to a remarkable article A Letter to Christians in Indiana, From Jesus.  It’s controversial and prompted likes and dislikes from friends. One friend commented that business people should be free to avoid doing business with people they dislike for religious reasons. Given the response, I think […]

Homily: Easter 2015

Readings of the Day Unexpected hope that comes to pass. It’s part of a lot of great stories, at least all the favorite stories I can think of, perhaps every great story. Just when things seem black and beyond hope, the Ring is destroyed, the Death Star explodes, Harry Potter figures out the right spell, […]

Homily: Palm Sunday 2015

Readings of the Day I enjoy traveling, especially to a place I haven’t been before. I’ve been around much of the U.S. and have been abroad 3 different times, once to the Holy Land. A group of our students from Avila went to India over spring break, and due to some bad luck, had a […]

Bilbo Baggins and the Arkenstone

The Hobbit is a small book by J.R.R. Tolkien which preceded The Lord of the Rings by several years. Its main character, Bilbo Baggins, is the uncle of Frodo, the hero of sequels, and this adventure of more of a children’s tale than the bigger novel. Having seen the movie trilogy, including a fan edit […]

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