Ordained A Priest 24 Years Today

My day has been filled with many fond memories, and my heart is filled with much gratitude.  Twenty Four years ago today, I was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  Archbishop O’Meara, Archbishop of Indianapolis, died in January, 1992, and we were still without an archbishop.  Bishop Gettelfinger, a Read more…

Our Inheritance Is The Lord!

Easter Vigil, 2015 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cheyenne You Are My Inheritance, O Lord. (Psalm 16) Happy Easter! On this most sacred night, the Word of God leads us through salvation history. The life and creative love of God are easily grasped as the source and origin of all that exists. Read more…

Humility Before God

On this Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, the readings are full of images and messages of humility.  We begin first with the Prophet, Zechariah.  He foresees and foretells the coming of a savior…meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass.  This prophecy of course Read more…

O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God. Here is another antiphon which connects the law with freedom, in a way that recalls O Sacred Lord.  At first glance, it sounds “off” to the ear of the Read more…

O Sacred Lord

O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free. With this antiphon, we get a reminder of the eternal nature of God…Sacred Lord of ancient Read more…