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March 20, 2018
Seven Last Words: It Is Consummated
After He had drunk the wine, Jesus said, "It is consummated." It was just...
March 13, 2018
Seven Last Words: I Thirst
He thirsts. Knowing that everything had been accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled,...
February 27, 2018
Seven Last Words: Behold Your Son, Behold Your Mother
When Jesus saw His mother standing there, He said "Woman, behold thy son." He said...
February 14, 2018
Thoughts on Today’s Valentine’s-Ash Wednesday Mashup
It may have come to your attention that today is Ash Wednesday, and also Valentine's...
February 04, 2018
A Pro-Life Priest Denounced by a “Pro-Lifer…”
By Father Stephanos Podrano I am a pro-life Catholic, but a pro-life Catholic has denounced...
December 18, 2017
In Dialogue With Father Dwight Longnecker on the Vatican Crèche
I recently read an article by my former fellow Patheosi, Father Dwight Longnecker, where...
December 06, 2017
The Places You Meet Jesus
Rosie and I went to the Friendship Room with our widow's mite. There had been...
December 02, 2017
The Third Joy of Mary: The Birth of Christ
He is here. The Lord of Heaven and Earth is here. Miriam sees Him,...
October 10, 2017
A Reader Asks: Is the Eucharist Cannibalism?
A friend had a question: what do I say to a person, who is soon to...
October 06, 2017
Christ Behind the Screen
I went to confession. It had been way too long.
July 19, 2017
Saint Louis Inmates Are Screaming for Help
I need everyone to stop what they're doing and pay attention to something. Watch the first...
April 15, 2017
The God of Broken People
My friend Theresa posted a question on Facebook yesterday. "Can anyone remember which saint had...
April 07, 2017
The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your Holy Cross You...
March 31, 2017
The Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross You...
March 09, 2017
The Most Terrible Mystery
Last night I was vague because I didn't want to divulge anything that was meant...
February 25, 2017
Lent Reveals The Desert
It begins tomorrow night-- Wednesday for you in the West. Lent is beginning. Christ is...
December 26, 2016
A Bad Christmas Sermon and the Coming of the Antichrist
Yes, I read the RNC Christmas Greeting. I read the line everybody's up in arms...
December 21, 2016
I Don’t Believe in Sky Daddy Either
Blogging for Patheos, you meet a lot of atheists. In fact, if you're on the...
December 18, 2016
Sunday of the Ancestors: Who Does the Work of Abraham?
We're almost to the end of the Nativity Fast now. Last week was the Sunday...
November 30, 2016
Taking Back the Turkey: A Lesson in Empathy and Charity
My mother and her friends were sipping coffee together after their daily Rosary. They were...
September 14, 2016
Mercy is Justice
(image via Pixabay) I just saw this status from The Friendship Room, a beautiful little...
September 14, 2016
Why the Cross? A Meditation for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Why the Cross? Oh, so many reasons. I couldn't tell you them all. Ask me...
September 07, 2016
Myrrh Doesn’t Flow From Healthy Bodies
(Image: a fresco of Saint Demetrius, via Wikimedia Commons.) I took a free Orthodox calendar...
August 30, 2016
The Kingdom Invisible
(image via Pixabay) What if I told you I've learned how to become invisible? I've joked...
July 04, 2016
A Trio of Gospel Icons
How do you keep an almost-five-year-old quiet in a Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy? With extreme...
June 03, 2016
Christ is the Pulse- A Meditation on the Sacred Heart
When I was a teenager, I was privileged to take part in a special program...
May 21, 2016
Last week we talked about suicide and abuse. Now, for a moment, let's turn our...
April 22, 2016
In A Desert Way
Let's say you're in the desert. Most people wind up in the desert at one...
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