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Christmas, preaching, scripture

Who Else Was in the Manger?

When I put together the manger scene in our house, it has the usual cast of characters: Shepherds, Wise Men, sheep, cows, donkeys, a dog...
Campus Ministry, Canisius, preaching

Love the Squirrel

So this summer the four spiritual interns here at Canisius asked me if I could approach my colleague, Fr. Tom Colgan, SJ about delivering his...
preaching, scripture

Holy Innocents

Today is the feast of the Holy Innocents, for those not aware, the Holy Innocents are the children who were slaughtered by King Herod who,...

What Makes a Good Preacher?

I’ll admit I’m spoiled. We have what I consider great preaching in my parish. For the most part, I choose a parish based on the...
preaching, reflections, scripture
Easter, inspiration, preaching, reflections

Reflection: Doubting Thomas, Envy and the Mercy Of God

Here is my reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Easter: [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/43312463″ params=”auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=ff9f00″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
preaching, reflections

Abraham’s Faith

Today’s first reading is one of my favorites. I know someone is thinking…”FAVORITES? God asks Abraham to kill his only son–why in the world would...
Discernment, Interfaith, New Liturgical Changes, prayer, preaching, young adult ministry

A Unitarian on Faith Formation

Since the Unitarians are a creedless faith, The Rev. Peter C. Boullata took up the charge of hoping that they haven’t “institutionalized narcissism. He talks...
Advent, Christmas, Clergy and Laity, inspiration, preaching, sleep, social justice

An Old Man’s Advent Dream

Deacon Bill Ditewig, one of my heroes, wrote possibly the most beautiful advent reflection I’ve read to date. Here’s a snip: Right now we have...