An unconventional priestly journey

Follow a turtle (on the edge of mystery)

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Sunday, May 22, 2016 This is the Sunday when we give praise to God as we Christians understand and know God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For me, it’s all about being caught up in ~ getting lost in ~ finding my true self in the […]

A vessel of love filled with fire

January 25th, 2016 ~ The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Paul was an amazing man. He was small of stature; he refused to depend on charity–thus, he worked as a tent-maker wherever he went.  After he was severely beaten, he was in constant pain, but went on and on and on, […]

Here’s to those who have fathered us!

FATHER’S DAY 2015 As I waited for my appointment at the Genius bar at the Apple story in Ft. Lauderdale a while back,  I mused about this young dad and his little son Tyler for a long while. The New York Times reported that we would spend 9.6 billion dollars that year on Father’s Day […]

Ruah! Breathe in the Holy Spirit!

The Great and Glorious Feast of Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015 In our last blog, we talked about the Feast of the Ascension. After Jesus left the disciples and ascended into heaven, they were cowering behind locked doors, despondent, worried, fearful, bewildered, devastated. “[Then] suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong […]

The Legacy of a martyr

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968 ~ a young man who had a powerful influence on our country. This is an excerpt of what I said on the fortieth anniversary of his death  April 4th 2008, also the […]

Follow a Turtle! (on the edge of mystery)

This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday when we give praise to God as we Christians understand and know God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  For me, it’s all about being caught up in / getting lost in / finding my true self in the awesome dynamic relationship with our God as we come to […]

Follow a turtle (on the edge of mystery)

This coming Sunday is Trinity Sunday when we give praise to God as we Christians understand and know God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  For me, it’s all about being caught up in /getting lost in / finding my true self in the awesome dynamic relationship with our God as we come to know […]

Advent Day 18 — Our vulnerable God

Thursday of the third week of Advent (Hanukkah Day 7) Luke tells us the charming story that God became incarnate — enfleshed — as a little vulnerable baby boy. It truly is amazing to really think about that. Even if you’re not ready to accept the story as true, the meaning of that story can […]

Greetings from Erie

Hello, everybody! You probably thought I died and went some place.  Well, I’ve been traveling and have not able to keep up with y’all. But please know you have been thought of and prayed for. This is an awesome trip with several goals: (1) to celebrate my forty year journey through priestly ministry; (2) to […]

I wonder: Is the justice system just?

Dear Friends, This is the Broward County Courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  I have seen entirely to much of this place in the past ten months as I tried to simply be with two young men who had drug charges.  Both of them were homeless when I met them a year ago, lost, wandering the […]