I Love Wall Street

About a month ago, on the anniversary of 9/11, a bevy of progressive bloggers, including me, spoke out about the need to forgive the terrorists who attacked the United States a decade ago. That altruistic sentiment to love one’s enemies was all over the Internet. A quick Google search yields some 42 million hits — [Read More...]

A Liturgy for the Sept. 11 Anniversary

One of the challenges I’ve had in my ordination journey is to live within the liturgy, so I’ve taken extra care since meeting with my commission on ministry in July to seek out ways that I can think more liturgically as preparation for the priesthood. So as an exercise in thinking liturgically, I prepared a Eucharistic liturgy for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks [Read more...]

Good Friday: Entering the Darkness

Growing up, I often heard preachers intone that my name was on Jesus’ lips when he died on the cross, that, in between spasms of excruciating pain, Jesus was thinking of me. In more macabre sermons, pastors would point a finger at the audience and explain that it was I that drove the nails into Jesus with all of my terrible sins. It was a powerful, seductive message. It was also a lie. [Read more...]