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Deacons, sacraments

I Baptize with Water

An update for readers who are not close friends: This past year I began study to become a Catholic Deacon. One of the things that...
Mary, reflections

2017: Blogging Rebirth

It’s a new year and I need to write more. I find myself in a funk in terms of my writing and my commitment to...
Clergy and Laity, Deacons
reflections, Undefined

All We Need Is Just a Little…

Patience.. I need it more than ever with stubborn and strong people who are set in their ways and think they know everything.  I need...
Undefined

Ignatius Comes with Stress

So I’ve had a stressful few months.  Most recently my father, who is 88, had to be intubated after having trouble breathing.  He’s bounced back...
Clergy and Laity, politics

Scalia’s Timeless Wisdom

Thinking a lot about Justice Scalia today…who at the very least was a great character and charmed the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (who was...
scripture

Testing the Spirit

“Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God…” (1 John, Chapter 4) St. Ignatius often talks...
scripture

Who Do You See?

Who do you see? It’s an easy question, when you are looking merely with you eyes. But often we keep our eyes at least partially...
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...
Ignatian Spirituality

The Truth of My Life

In my daily examen, I often ask God to simply show me “the truth of my life.”  I hope to be able to see things...