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June 07, 2018
The Trouble with Warriors
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May 05, 2018
Remain in My Love
Jesus said to his disciples: "As the Father loves me, so I also love...
May 03, 2018
Humming in the Crypt
My most annoying habit is that I hum when I'm sad. I am a...
April 22, 2018
The Shepherd who Lays Down His Life
From today's Gospel: Jesus said: "I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down...
April 07, 2018
Blessed are We Who Have Not Seen
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked,...
April 01, 2018
Laugh Like a Magdalene
Early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women came...
March 28, 2018
Night in Gethsemane
Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching...
March 27, 2018
Now Is The Son of Man Glorified
From the reading for Holy Tuesday: So he dipped the morsel and took it and...
March 26, 2018
Mary Was A Saint
From the Holy Gospel for Monday of Holy Week: Six days before Passover Jesus came...
March 06, 2018
Seven Last Words: My God, My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?
No one could understand what the dying man was saying. They thought He...
February 20, 2018
Seven Last Words: Today You Will be With Me in Paradise
Dismas had not lived a good life. He had lived the worst of lives. When...
February 12, 2018
Seven Last Words: Father, Forgive Them
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." What could that possibly mean?...
December 31, 2017
No, We Can’t Get Over It
Last month, I posted a guest post by a dear friend of mine, about her...
December 28, 2017
Paintings of the Flight Into Egypt that Make It Look Like a Pleasant Jaunt Through European Wine Country
I wrote a sophisticated and mature post on the Holy Innocents and the Flight...
December 22, 2017
The Seventh Joy of Mary: The Assumption and Crowning
Who is she that comes forth as the daybreak? Who is this queen, most...
December 21, 2017
The Sixth Joy of Mary: The Resurrection
Early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women went...
December 18, 2017
The Seventh Sorrow of Mary: Christ is Laid in the Tomb
Darkness covered the land, when Christ gave up the Ghost. Darkness was coming...
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 18, 2017
The Sixth Sorrow Of Mary: The Lamentation
A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children...
December 15, 2017
The Fourth Sorrow of Mary: Mary Meets Jesus on the Via Dolorosa
It is not going to be all right. It is not going...
December 10, 2017
The Fifth Joy of Mary: The Finding in the Temple
After three days, they found Him in the temple, sitting among the teachers,...
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,...
November 24, 2017
The Second Joy of Mary: The Visitation
(Note: most Seven Joys devotions skip over the Visitation and count the Nativity of Christ...
November 15, 2017
The First Joy of Mary: The Annunciation
The centuries-old prophecy has been fulfilled. The Virgin has conceived, and will bear a...
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...
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That Colossal Wreck
There was another demolition on my street, this afternoon. A small crew was taking...
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The Rose of Sharon on the First of the Year
September First is the beginning of the Eastern Church's year. This year, it also seems...
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Jon McNaughton Jumps the Snake
I try to respect other people. I do. I'm not good at it, but...
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