[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"
[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"
[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"
[Author’s note: From our deployment to Iraq.] September 26, 2010 I walked out of my CHU (containerized housing unit) last week and noticed the chill in the air. If I didn’t know better, it was downright cold. After a few shivers and pinching myself to make sure this Iraq thing wasn’t a dream, I walked […]Read more "Rambling on Harem Outfits and Blessings"
[author’s note: From our deployment to Iraq.] September 19, 2010 One of the disadvantages of moving being overly mobile in Iraq is that I never use the same computer for long. Consequently there is some Rector’s Ramblings material that I’m not sure if I’ve written about before. This is one of those times, but as […]Read more "Rambling on Dentists and Iraq"
[author’s note: From our time on deployment in Iraq.] September 12, 2010 First, I thank all who have been sending me letters and packages. It has been busy the past few weeks due to me replacing a priest in Baghdad who is gone temporarily. Consequently the number of Masses that I have on a […]Read more "Ramblings on a Titanium Spork"
[author’s note: from the time of our deployment to Iraq.] September 5, 2010 I’m not good with resisting temptation. On a recent Sunday in Iraq I went to a small room near our headquarters early in the morning to offer Mass for anyone from the night shift that wished to go. As I walked […]Read more "Rambling on Temptation"
[author’s note: from our deployment in Iraq.] August 22, 2010 I just spent a week in Baghdad, Iraq, former home to a despotic, homicidal and now dead dictator. The first thing you notice are the palaces—large, ornate, sprawling structures of stone and marble. There is no other word than magnificent when you first see […]Read more "Rambling on Iraqi Palaces"
[author’s note: from our time on deployment to Iraq.] August 15, 2010 Part of my current job is to play the bad guy. Oh sure, you know me as a meek, humble, quiet, unassuming man of God, but in the Army, when you’re the deputy anything you have to be the bad guy. It works […]Read more "Rambling on Threats and the Assumption"
[author’s note: from our time of deployment in Iraq.] August 8, 2010 Here in Iraq we try to make everything as “homey” as possible. That’s why there is a Burger King, Pizza Hut and Subway within two blocks of our chapel location. We even try to make the chapel and especially the Eucharist, the Mass, […]Read more "Rambling on Practical Christianity"