Feasts or Folly?

I mentioned the George Barna book a few posts ago in which he says that in the US there are ‘revolutionaries’ who will change the face of the faith. These are the Christians who have chosen to live as faithful disciples without darkening the doors of a church. This would make my vocation and ministry […]


We beseech thee, O Lord,pour thy grace into our hearts,that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ,announced by the message of an angel to the Virgin Mary,so by his cross and passionmay we be brought to the glory of his resurrection;through Jesus Christ your Son our Lordwho lives and reigns with […]


I was reflecting with my spiritual director the other day some more thoughts on the Paraclete. (Our Lenten study at church is on the Holy Spirit, by the way, which is why our recent musings have been geared towards the Third Person of the Trinity). Our reflection brought me to one of my favorite passages […]

The Paraclete

As some of you may know, I grew up Pentecostal. In regards to the Holy Spirit, I’ve noticed that there are two extremes among many Christians. The first how Luther described the Moravians: “They’ve swallowed the dove, feathers and all.” These are those obsessed with the Holy Spirit, or at least certain miraculous gifts of […]


The Sacrament of Reconciliation, or Confession, has seen hard times lately. It is rarely encouraged and priests hear fewer and fewer. Lent is a great time for the Sacrament of Confession, in fact Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent is a particular time for Confession. To ‘be shriven’ is to participate in Reconciliation. I heard […]