ADVENT: The LORD Comes

In some ways, our earthquake, ‘end of times’ experience yesterday, and the aftershocks through the night, were too graphic of an ‘ending’ to this liturgical year.  Though it felt somewhat ‘like the end’ several times yesterday, here is a reflection to begin the new liturgical year and Advent.  May this Read more…

A Final Tribute To Mom

As I prepare to leave southern Indiana behind once again to return to Anchorage, I wish to share some final thoughts about our family’s experience of accompanying Mom through her final days.  Please bear with me for one final reflection. At the prayer service the night before Mom’s funeral, each Read more…

Another Week Of Travels

As I prepare to leave Washington DC on my way back to Anchorage, please allow me to share a little bit of my thoughts from this week. Knowing that I was coming to our USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) headquarters for some committee meetings this week, I took Read more…