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"
I rarely, if ever, do something heroic, but isn’t Lent the time to attempt it? A certain lady of the parish informed me that she intended to give up pizza for Lent. Shortly after Ash Wednesday we found ourselves at a reception that was serving, among other things, pizza. Taking the initiative of saving her […]Read more "SAVING ANOTHER FROM PIZZA AND THE BURDENS OF LENT"
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"
What’s the top reason for changing Mass times? They are as numerous as the number of parishioners but my favorite reason for changing the hour of the Eucharist happened last year–“Father, can we move this Mass to an earlier time; they serve fried chicken at the Senior Center when that Mass starts.” No priest in […]Read more "Rambling on Chicken changing the World and the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary time (B)"
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)"
[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"
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"