Another Moment






There’s a moment . . . a single solitary second . . . when the full weight of the casket hits your hand . . . your arm . . . your shoulder. It settles on and around you like a weight – an insubstantial shroud that feels heavier than the weight of a thousand […]








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 […]








Textual Therapy






I haven’t spent too much time writing just for the sake of writing, and I miss it. I tend to think a bit better when I have a keyboard under my fingers and text coming to life before my eyes. My last three entries were in February of this year, and they were just poems and […]








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.








You can’t come into Church wearing that!






 Just before this story in the Gospel of Luke Jesus has healed a paralytic and forgiven him of his sins. A little bit before that he had stirred up controversy with his public proclamation of the purpose of his mission. And now he again stirs up trouble by talking to Levi, inviting him to be […]








The Gospel According to Green Day






The Jesus of Suburbia is a lie. – Green Day, Are We The Waiting?   Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, […]