Homily for Epiphany

    This past week I was on retreat with the region bishops in Tucson, Arizona.  One of the secondary blessings was the visibility and beauty of the stars.  Is there anyone who does not enjoy gazing upon the stars?  Even if only for a brief moment, the stars tend Read more…

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the mom’s this Mother’s Day, may God bless you bunches!  I was struck by today’s Gospel, the famous Road to Emmaus story of the similarity between the Church and mothers.  We see the two disciples walking along after the Resurrection, “looking downcast”, when the Risen Jesus approaches. After Read more…

Thanksgiving!

As this American holiday sees people traversing the country, and families gathering in many settings, just wanted to express my prayerful gratitude for all of you.  Family and friends are among the choicest of gifts in this life.  May you enjoy these relationships in the days ahead.  May our gatherings Read more…

Christ The King!

Today we celebrate the final weekend of Ordinary Time; Christ the King.  As the scriptures today tell us, Christ has already won the battle, and His victory is secure.  To celebrate this Feast at the end of Ordinary Time is an inspiring reminder of the end goal, where His victory Read more…

Core of Life

For nearly sixteen years, my brother and I have owned some forested property in Southern Indiana.  This part of the country is known for its beautiful hardwoods, such as White and Red Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Tulip Poplar, Ash, etc.  We have had many years of enjoying a day off Read more…

Spiritual Vitamins

Just a word of encouragement this morning to all of the readers of this blog. Today is the feast of St. Clare, companion of St. Francis. Her spirituality revolved around a deep love for Jesus, and gave expression in a unique and powerful way to His poverty and humility. I Read more…