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)"
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"
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"
A mutiny in the Catholic Church is no trifling matter. The issues of women in ministry and Holy Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics will pale in comparison to the uprising that now confronts our Holy Church. The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus, heretofore a religious organization, has decided, ordained and decreed that […]Read more "Ramblings on Rebellion and the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)"
Many times “discovery” is only “recovery” of that which is already known. Recently reading a book on cruise ships (taking a cruise in a few months and thought of boning up on seasickness and abandoning ship techniques), the author discovers what can change the life of everyone on the planet: yoga and meditation. This gentleman […]Read more "Rambling on Cruising and the 29th Year of Ordinary Time (A)"
Just call me Johnny; Johnny Cash. At a recent trip to the convenience store the young man behind the counter asked if I was a priest; he noticed the black I was wearing, but forgot to put in the little white tab collar that is the dead giveaway. I replied “No, I’m Johnny Cash.” (You […]Read more "Rambling on the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A); of Johnny Cash and $6.66"
In hindsight, hinting that the Catholic ritual for blessing homes included chicken blood may not have been the essence of wisdom. It was a nice usual meeting of the local ministerial association and the local Methodist and Lutheran pastors were having a deep discussion as to the merits of prayer location (or prayer bilocation […]Read more "Rambling on Home Blessing and Chicken Blood (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] [cf. Mt21:33-43]"