Author Archives: kbcpps

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Cycle A

Readings of the Day Bethany is nothing like it used to be. When I stayed in the Holy Land, my home away from home was a convent that was just up the hill from Lazarus’ tomb. There’s a church there now, of course, and the tomb is a short distance from it. Across the street […]

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Readings of the Day. Mr. Anderson was an ordinary guy for the most part. A brilliant computer programmer, someone who could do almost anything at a keyboard. Things were great, but he had this feeling something wasn’t quite right. There was something to reality he didn’t understand, some purpose he had that was lost on […]

A Community Examination of Conscience, updated March 2020

Community Examination of Conscience (update 2020) Lent is a time for examination of conscience, and perhaps it’s one for is as a society. I’m not talking about either an exercise in beating people up who don’t agree with me, or an infinitely expanding group hug. The root of the word “humility” comes from the Latin […]

Homily: St. Joseph’s Day

Readings of the Day (Using the Matthew reading as the Gospel) Today we have a lot of people doing unheralded work for the good of all of us: health care workers, food service workers, law enforcement, sanitation, delivery people, and the list goes on. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to quarantine ourselves effectively, we […]

Third Sunday in Lent, Cycle A

Readings of the Day They were soldiers a long way from home on a Christmas day. It had been a long campaign, but they had been successful and their enemies seemed about ready to give up. They didn’t speak the language of the country they were in, but it didn’t rally matter for they were […]

Second Sunday in Lent, Cycle A

Readings of the Day They were three guys who just went to work everyday. They worked hard, but then again everybody in their town worked hard for a living. Their work was a little dangerous, but they were young and were making a living. At least one of them was engaged to be married. They […]

First Sunday in Lent, Cycle A

Readings of the Day One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Frodo Baggins didn’t want the one Ring, once he found out what it was. It was overwhelming, the power it had and the danger it represented. He didn’t […]