What’s the top reason for changing Mass times? They are as numerous as the number of parishioners but my favorite reason for changing the hour of the Eucharist happened last year–“Father, can we move this Mass to an earlier time; they serve fried chicken at the Senior Center when that Mass starts.” No priest in […]Read more "Rambling on Chicken changing the World and the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary time (B)"
Parents can teach priests about flexibility and doing things “for” others in Jesus.Read more "Rambling on STOP HOMILY Cards and Christ the King (A)"
[author’s note: From our deployment to Iraq 2010-2011.] October 17, 2010 Thank you to all who have been praying for my twin sister Carol. She was in a tragic accident a few weeks ago involving a deer and another car. The driver of the other car was killed. Carol is in the hospital in Hastings […]Read more "Rambling on Airmen running and Prayer"
The Glorious Gautama Buddha Chapter of the Galloping Gang of Grandmothers of Greater Grand Island has struck again. The local newspaper last week, in the “Police Calls” section, reported a house in a nice neighborhood had been burglarized. Missing were, and I quote here, “various scrapbooking items.” The work of a gang of young toughs […]Read more "Rambling on 33d Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) and Galloping Grannies"
[author’s note: From our deployment to Iraq.] October 10, 2010 I have a new theory I’ve been tossing around. The theory is, “everyone wants to be Catholic.” You may scoff and claim that I’ve been putting too much Tabasco sauce on my morning whipped cream again, but the theory is sound. Sure, many say that […]Read more "Rambling on Different Faiths and Thanksgiving"
The security officer was 350, maybe 400 pounds. None of the weight appeared to be fat, in fact, if he hadn’t moved he could have been mistaken for a gorilla in a pinstripe suit. Two other security guards were beside him with hands folded and heads down, the two of them didn’t make the one […]Read more "Rambling on the 32d Sunday of Ordinary Time (A) and Fools"
[author’s note: From our deployment to Iraq.] October 3, 2010 For some “being in charge” is a goal, for others it is a prison sentence. I’m one of the later. Sure, you may have thought I was in charge of the Cathedral, but as any former Rector of our Church will tell you, the Rector […]Read more "Rambling on Being in Charge"