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December 28, 2017
Dark Devotional: Blessed Are _____________
I have always struggled with the Beatitudes. “Blessed are _______ for they will ______.”...
December 25, 2017
Christmas: It’s Complicated
Christmas is complicated. On one hand, the music is familiar, the smells are sweet, the...
October 06, 2017
Dark Devotional: In Praise of the Wild Grapes
It’s hard to write when you’re hugely distracted by really entertaining friends. The type of...
September 14, 2017
Dark Devotional: That’s the Wrong Baby
How do I forgive someone from my heart, when my heart still stings and I...
August 04, 2017
Dark Devotional: Hold Fast and Light Your Lamps
My Friends, I’m tired of living. I don’t mean this is a suicidal...
July 28, 2017
Dark Devotional: Creating From the Wound
I live in Los Angeles, the epicenter of self-defining artists. And, like most people in...
May 26, 2017
Dark Devotional: Go and Make a Mess of Things
Could it be that our weakness is exactly what the power of the Gospel needs...
May 06, 2017
Dark Devotional: Fulton Sheen at Heaven’s Gate
My mind makes that leaping turn again into the memory of myself as boy, his...
April 28, 2017
Dark Devotional: About All the Things
Ostensibly, I created all my social media accounts to keep in touch with friends and...
March 17, 2017
Dark Devotional: To Die for an Ungodly Neighbor
For Christ, while we were still helpless, died at the appointed time for the ungodly....
March 08, 2017
Blog of the Year
When I told my fellow pilgrims that we'd received an award for faith-based blog of...
November 10, 2016
Dark Devotional: Life. Death. Time.
My receding hairline gets slightly more pronounced as I look in the mirror day after...
March 04, 2016
The Dark Devotional: The Fourth Sunday in Lent: The Prodigal in the Pig Yard
A Reading from the Gospel According to Saint Luke. Now the older son had been...
February 18, 2016
Dark Devotional: Second Sunday of Lent: Mountain Climbing with Kathleen Tarr
A Reading from the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus took Peter, John, and James...
February 11, 2016
Dark Devotional: First Sunday of Lent: The Devil Inside
Click here for the complete Mass readings for the First Sunday of Lent 2016. A reading...
February 05, 2016
The Dark Devotional: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Deep Waters
Click here for the complete mass readings for Sunday, February 7, 2016. I'm drifting in...
January 28, 2016
Dark Devotional: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: God Disappears
Click here for the complete Mass readings for January 31, 2016. A reading from the...
January 15, 2016
Dark Devotional: January 15, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: I am a Jealous Person
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