Woman, Why Are You Weeping?

Twice in today’s Gospel, (John 20:11-18) Mary Magdalen is asked why she is weeping. She has kept vigil at the tomb, grieving the tragic crucifixion and death of Jesus.  The man who loved her with great mercy and forgiveness has been taken from her.  Now, on top of this grief, the empty tomb Read more…

Blessed Be The Lord …

Today, there is a Mass celebrated in the morning, which as a priest has always been a favorite of mine. Today, the Christmas story of St. Luke, which we have been reading for the past week, arrives at the proclamation of Zechariah, father of St. John the Baptist. Here is Read more…

God’s Holy, Faithful People

As I write this entry, I am in Burlington, Vermont for the installation of their new bishop, The Most Reverend Christopher Coyne.  Bishop Coyne was originally a priest from the Archdiocese of Boston, and in March of 2011 was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  Since Read more…