When Love Burns So Much It Hurts – a Poem

It’s not often that I get the chance to write “poetry.” It’s even less often than that, that I share what I write with others besides a spiritual director or close friend. This Fall, I had a rather unfortunate encounter which led me to a beautiful period of prayer. As I sat with the LordContinue reading “When Love Burns So Much It Hurts – a Poem”

Reflections on the Border…Encountering the Traveler…Encountering Christ

“The Church does not ask for legal documentation because Christ did not ask for it before helping the stranger. She asks Are you hungry? Are you cold? Do you need shelter? She asks and she provides care. She asks and she acts. She asks and is the feet and hands of Christ…”

Christ should be manifest in our whole life: how to achieve Christian perfection

As I sit here on the shores of Lake Atitlan this morning, the Office of Readings this morning had provided another gem to chew on and mull over. From a treatise on Christian Perfection by Saint Gregory of Nyssa, bishop (PG 46, 283-286) Christ should be manifest in our whole life “The life of theContinue reading “Christ should be manifest in our whole life: how to achieve Christian perfection”

Aunt Carol: A Reflection on Mary, Death, & a Story I have never told about my Vocation.

A Visit: Today, I drove my Grandma and my Mom up to Aurora, Illinois so that my Grandmother could visit her sister one last time. Aunt Carol has been struggling with several different illnesses lately, but as her breathing has gotten harder and harder, the doctors and she, think that her remaining time here isContinue reading “Aunt Carol: A Reflection on Mary, Death, & a Story I have never told about my Vocation.”

Let Us Together, Attempt To Transcend the Ordinary in Our Liturgies, So That The Poem May Come Alive!

“In courtship rituals, a gentleman might give flowers to his beloved as a token of his love; in church, Catholics genuflect or bow before the tabernacle as a sign of their faith. These gestures are completely unnecesary (some would call them artificial) but, like poetry, they are attempts to transcend the ordinary. The male suitorContinue reading “Let Us Together, Attempt To Transcend the Ordinary in Our Liturgies, So That The Poem May Come Alive!”

Gearing up and ready to go!!

My Bishop, Bishop Medley is here for the Mass of Installation. Just saw him as well as all of the priests vesting. It’s getting crazy here as we await the Installation Mass of ArchBishop Tobin as the 6th ArchBishop of Infianapolis. Tune in live on EWTN, CatholicTV, and ArchIndy.org live in 25 minutes.

ArchBishop Tobin Installation

We are ready for the Installation of ArchBishop Tobin. I am assisting the priest commentator, so I get to see the behind the scenes work that is being broadcast. Tune into http://www.ewtn.com, http://www.catholictv.com, or http://www.archindy.org to watch us live for the Installation Mass of ArchBishop Tobin as the 6th ArchBishop of Indianapolis. Live in 50Continue reading “ArchBishop Tobin Installation”