For both, primary sources and scholarly journals are nostalgic memories of seminary days.Read more "Rambling on NCR priests"
“These are words you won’t see as an episcopal motto any time soon.”Read more "Rambling on Sex Advice"
[WARNING: Very little humor here] “Silence is not a virtue when charity calls for speech.” (St. Poemen, c. 400) Besides a provocative title, let’s set some ground rules: 1) celibacy is celibacy; whether gay or straight is a moot point. 2) Celibacy is much more than not being married, to state otherwise neglects our theology […]Read more "Rambling on Birthing a Gay Bishop"
Mark you calendars–September 9 is “International Buy Your Priest a Beer Day.”Read more "Rambling on a Vocational Beer"
The wrath of a bishop going through a canonical process is like herpes; it always comes back.Read more "Rambling on Bishops"
All right, how do you know you have a vocation to the priesthood? Many young men think of St. Paul being knocked off the horse and a blazing light from heaven announcing their sacerdotal calling; but it is rarely, if ever like that. So I propose some indicators that might reveal that the Lord is […]Read more "Rambling on Discerning a Priestly Vocation"
The pagan Romans had it all wrong; the arrest, torture and killing of the small Jewish sect known as Christians was not necessary to stamp it out. If they were serious about ending the heresy that threatened to dethrone Jupiter, Venus et al from the pantheon of heaven, they simply should have asked the Christian […]Read more "Rambling on Mass times stopping the spread of Christianity"
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)"
If you want to do good liturgy, listen to your mother. If your mother has passed into Jesus’ hands, run the tape of mom in your head during the Eucharist. Here’s what I mean, whenever I celebrate the Mass and start to get ahead of myself in words and/or gestures, mom speaks in my brain […]Read more "Ramblings on Liturgy (II)"
[author’s note: from my time of preparation and deployment to Iraq.] April 18, 2010 A lot of priests are helpless. That’s right and I’m glad it’s now out in the open; most priests have major trouble in doing the simple things of life without help. Let’s take for example the three priests who live […]Read more "A Rambling on Helpless Priests"