By the Rivers of Babylon

Beyond the thin veil we call ‘life’

June 14, 2022

A rather strange experience has happened to me three or four times in my life as a priest. While I am traveling in a part of the country far away […]

Family mysteries lost and found

May 4, 2022

Much of life is rather mysterious. I recently found myself rummaging around an old mahogany desk in my family home. It is the kind of desk one stores old documents […]

Happy times are here again

March 7, 2022

I recently found myself in the basement of a beautiful and historic church in a rural part of our diocese. After taking care of the necessities and heading back to […]

The dreaded past tense Catholics

February 1, 2022

At a recent doctor visit, I was attended to beforehand by a young nurse. She went through the usual routine of measuring my height and weight. After she checked my […]

Perhaps we are more alike than we think

January 4, 2022

We priests have a unique vantage point at Mass. Looking out upon the congregation gathered at prayer every Sunday, we see your faces. And these faces each tell a story […]

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