Pop Culture and Religion = Trying Too Hard

Over on Facebook, my colleague Tony Rossi over at the Christophers blogged a piece about how Greg Plageman a longtime TV writer got into the business because he noticed his then-students were more influenced by “Saved by the Bell” then by him as their teacher. My first thought was …Saved by the Bell?? You’ve got […]

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A Melley Morning

One of the joys of being in Campus Ministry is getting to know a bunch of new colleagues at various conferences around the country. When I attended the Frank J. Lewis Symposium for first time campus ministers, I met a musician and campus minister named Paul Melley and we hit it off instantly. I played […]

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As Buffalo Celebrates St. Patrick’s…

Today is the Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Irish have always had it rough and so, we look to another greenie to provide us a bit of sympathy. And while we’re at it…. And more seriously… Happy St. Patrick’s Weekend to all those of Irish descent, especially my father, Michael Sr who is from […]

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Courtesy of the Contemporary Music Ensemble at my parish, St. Joseph University Parish. Today is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) which traditionally is a day when people indulge in rich foods and (mild) debauchery because tomorrow begins the penitential season of Lent marked by Fasting, Almsgiving and prayer.

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My 10 Best Hymns

Deacon Greg who led me to the First Things Article on the 10 Worst Hymns (in their view, some of which, I like a lot actually) decided to write a post today on his 10 Best Hymns–taking a more positive approach. So I’ll chime in and ask you to do it as well. 1) In […]

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