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"
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)"
[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"
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"