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The Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 17, 2019 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire. It’s a great story. It contrasts with last week’s story of Jesus in the desert being tempted by the devil. Today Jesus is receiving a wonderful […]
First Sunday of Lent ~The Fidelity of Jesus ~ March 10, 2019 This is a story about fidelity in the face of temptation. This is a story about the Jesus I know and love. Before I get into my own thoughts on this important opening story in the life of our Lord, I’d like to […]
Thursday after Ash Wednesday, March 7, 2019 Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the first reading, Moses says: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him” (Deuteronomy 30:15-20). […]
Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is late this year ~ Sunday April 19th. So, you may ask ~ what are ashes all about? We Catholics like symbols. (So does Harry Potter.) What can they tell us about life? And death? And reality? When the priest smears ashes on the penitent’s […]
CARNIVAL! Dear Friends, Well, this week the Big Easy and Rio have one thing in common — one huge party! And what is so interesting its very Catholic. It’s a time to let your hair down before the strike of midnight Ash Wednesday when we Catholics used to abstain from meat during the six-week Lenten season. The […]