When a person dies, we may try to comfort the family and friends who are mourning by telling them that the person has gone to a better place. This isn’t … Continue Reading A Better Place?
This week, continuing my summer of poetry, something a bit biographical and a bit whimsical. The story of all of our lives — if we let it be. Metamorphic Metanoia … Continue Reading Metamorphic Metanoia
We’ve past the midpoint of Lent! This makes some people happy, but, I enjoy the Lenten season and am always reluctant to have it end so quickly. Maybe you’re thinking … Continue Reading What Is the Soul?
Here is what I wish I was bold enough to say aloud about Holy Communion. My nephews, ages 12 and nearly 10, seem to be uncomfortable around talk of religion … Continue Reading What Is Holy Communion? How I’d like to Break It down to My Little Ones
Who amongst us isn’t wounded? Who amongst us isn’t crippled in some way? Who amongst us doesn’t bear the scars of past hurt or the pain of present heartache? To be … Continue Reading The Heavy-Laden One
Have you ever submerged yourself under water, like a lake or a pool, and gone down, down, down? The light, if visible, is far-off and distorted, while all around you, … Continue Reading Descended to the Dead
The soul is what animates the body, bringing it to life – and my soul, as a human being, is the breath of God. If my soul is of God, … Continue Reading My Particular Body and My Peculiar Soul – My Immortality
Imagine that we’re sitting together in a cemetery … I’ve had difficulty with the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – just as I’ve had difficulty with … Continue Reading The Assumption and Every Body
“I sing the body electric…” One Particular Body Have you ever looked at your fingers? I mean, have you seriously looked at your fingers to really see them? Intricate workings … Continue Reading The Human Body and First Friday Observation
Pentecost, for Christians, is when we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming down upon the Apostles — it is also referred to as the birthday of the Church. Like Fr. Finnigan said … Continue Reading Come On Baby, Light My Fire