An Octet of Baleful Reveries – Avaritia, Gula & Superbia






The California based band Thrice came onto my musical radar after hearing, and falling in love with, their song Black Honey. My wife got tired of hearing this on my personal heavy rotation, and finally asked me one day why I liked it so much. The descending guitar/vocal bit was what first caught my attention, […]








Weapons of Mass Damnation






Hear and understand: not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. – Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition Listen, and take this to heart. It’s not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up. – The Message In Jesus’ time there […]








The Nugget of Uncleanliness






Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders but instead eat a meal with unclean hands? At the school where I work I’m the faculty adviser for an extracurricular group know as the Worship Committee. This is a group of 6th – 8th grade students who assist me in maintaining the religious […]








Eucharist






A deep reverence for the abiding and sacramental presence of the risen Jesus in the Eucharistic bread is a sacred and wonderful trust. The same should be said for that same presence in the mind-body-soul-spirit matrix of each and every person in existence.








Classroom Altars






These are some guidelines I put together for use at our school. I referenced them during a class I’m giving on catechesis, so here they are for your downloading pleasure. Enjoy! 01 Altar Guidelines 01 Liturgical Calendar Highlights Blessings & Peace, Hugo