In the early 1970s I was doing ministry in an American suburb trying to get a few dollars for my then mission in Africa to keep body and soul together. In those days, parish visitation was the “in thing”. I spent most of those summer days walking around the parish
Author:- January 27, 2021
As I look back on nearly twenty-four years of varied missionary service and reflecting on 2020, a year which was like something out of Tales of the Unexpected, I am struck by the simple phrase in today’s gospel: the ‘just then’ unexpected moment for the man with an unclean spirit.
Author:- January 13, 2021
Mt. 4: 1 - 11 ( http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030120.cfm ) Lent is a time of preparation. As such it presents an opportunity to focus once again on our priorities in life. Our day-to-day living presents us with so many options. Some of those, even though good in themselves, might also be considered temptations. Is that what we have in today’s…
Author:- March 1, 2020
Mt. 5: 38 - 48 ( http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022320.cfm ) Be Holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy. In the rural Ireland of the 1950s and ‘60s where I grew up, to tell someone "you are holy", would be vigorously rejected; rather, the person would acknowledge, quite readily, being a sinner. Monthly confession…
Author:- February 23, 2020