[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 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"
[author’s note: From our time of deployment to Iraq.] By the time you read this I’ll be enjoying training in the country of Kuwait. We’ll be there about two weeks before we continue on to our assignment at Joint Base Balad, which is about 50 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. The temperature at this […]Read more "Rambling on Heat (10th Sunday of Ordinary time, C)"
[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: The Ramblings under the category of “Ramblings in and on Iraq” comprise articles written for the bulletin of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Bells of St. Mary’s, in Grand Island, Nebraska during the period I was preparing and was deployed to Iraq with my unit in the Army […]Read more "Rambling by a Combat Life Saver"