The dark night of the soul is not to be confused with depression, that which is brought on by a chemical imbalance in the brain or a traumatic life event.
For Sunday, October 23, 2016, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Several days ago I had the privilege of presenting a series of workshops for the diocesan congress of the Diocese of Fresno. This annual event brings together clergy and religious, professional and volunteer ministers, and young adults from around that diocese for a time of […]
For Sunday, October 16, 2016, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Taxation without representation”—a battle cry for justice before the Revolutionary War! But it isn’t the late 1700s! Why would that be a bumper sticker in 2016? The answer depends not on the date, but the place. We were driving in Washington, DC. After seeing that […]
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 / Labor Day Weekend “You were created on purpose for a purpose.” That may sound like pop psychology gibberish to you at first, but, it is the truth. Modern studies into strengths and gifts, along with constantly new understandings of the complex wonder of […]
For Sunday, September 4, 2016, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time As we look back at the story of our faith, we recognize graced moments in which women, men, and even children, have made decisions about the course or orientation of their lives that have changed history itself. Like that “shot heard ’round the world” of […]
An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 I really loved watching Tim Russert, former NBC News Washington bureau chief and moderator of Meet the Press, who passed away in 2008. I guess what I loved the most about him was his tremendous sense of humility. He was a brilliant political mind, […]
For Sunday, August 28, 2016, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time There was thunder and lightning. It was quite a light show that God put on last night! But this morning at 6:00 am the world is quiet again. The eastern sky is washed in a pinkish peach with receding dark clouds reminding the world of the […]