[author’s note: from my time of preparation and deployment to Iraq.] May 9, 2010 The living conditions at North Fort Hood Texas are what you would expect given that we are Soldiers living here temporarily until we go overseas. There are about one hundred Soldiers on my floor alone in an open bay barracks. Fortunately, […]Read more "Rambling on the Council of Jerusalem"
The greatest lover of the modern era has passed beyond our sight, or so his obituary intimates. In a local newspaper this morning ran the details of a man’s life and somewhat early demise (early 60s). The paper describes the gentleman “marrying his sweetheart from high school a few years after graduation.” It goes on […]Read more "Rambling on Easter Faith and Cupid"
[author’s note: this was written during my preparation for deployment to Iraq.] May 2, 2010 You would think packing for the military would be easy. After all, what do you need–a shaving kit, some underwear, a uniform and your boots? But it’s not like the old days. There’s an A bag (a monster back […]Read more "Rambling on Need vs. Want"
[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"
[author’s note: from the time of preparation and deployment to Iraq.] April 4, 2010 A Happy and Blessed Easter to all! The celebration of Easter is the high point of the Church year and reminds us of the saving events that led to Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. This is the time of joy […]Read more "Ramblings on The Hill (Easter)"
[authors note: From my time of preparation and deployment to Iraq with the Army.] March 28, 2010 Palm Sunday As I’m writing this my unit is receiving training in the M9 weapon. This is military speak for the 9mm automatic handgun. Three of us are chaplains and we are forbidden from touching weapons by […]Read more "Ramblings for Palm Sunday"
[author’s note: to be read only by depressed liturgists (sorry for the redundancy)] OK, let’s go over some rules of liturgy they don’t teach you in the seminary. Unfortunately you may have to unlearn some of the wonderful hints of holiness seminary liturgists are so fond of, for instance “never leave the sanctuary during […]Read more "Ramblings on the Liturgy (I)"