Archive for April 2011

The Last Supper, Betrayal and a Little Feet Washing

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. – (Beginning of this evening’s Gospel,  John 13:1-15) Can you even imagine knowing you were having your last meal with your... Read more »

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit!

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. You fixed the earth upon its foundation, not to be moved forever; with the ocean, as with a garment, you covered it; above the mountains the waters stood. Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. You send forth... Read more »

Were You There?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh! – Sometime it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble! Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Palm Sunday

Today’s Palm Sunday’s Gospel, Matthew 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54 (NAB) has a lot of stuff going on.  First we have the plot to kill Jesus, then the anointing at Bethany, Judas’ agreement to betray Jesus, the Passover meal with the disciples, the Lord’s Supper, Peter’s denial foretold, Jesus praying in Gethesmane, Jesus’ betrayal and arrest, Jesus... Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Adultery And Risking The Love Of A Child

For as long as I can remember, television and movies have portrayed infidelity whether it be between people who are married to other people or just serial philanderers.  Today there is an explosion of it.  It seems that everyone cheats on their spouse or presumed “loved one.” Some of the tabloid shows have gone over... Read more »

Senator Durbin, Title X and Me

I wrote an email to Senator Durbin expressing my concerns about my tax dollars being used for abortion.  This was the Senator’s response: The Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, H.R. 1, would eliminate the grant program of the Public Health Service Act, Title X. In addition, an amendment to H.R. 1 agreed to by... Read more »

An Easter Homily Or ...

A Guide to Recycling? The link below is from Always Catholic on Facebook: Just Absolutely UN-FRIGGIN-BELIEVABLE!!!

Will Fr. Michael Pfleger Leave the Catholic Church?

“I want to try to stay in the Catholic Church,” Pfleger said. “If they say ‘You either take this principalship of (Leo High School) or pastorship there or leave,’ then I’ll have to look outside the church. I believe my calling is to be a pastor. I believe my calling is to be a voice... Read more »

The Taste of Gossip

Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight. Proverbs 19:17 Gossip and gossiping are everywhere:  magazines, tabloids and the internet are filled with who is doing what to whom and why.  In our every day life it will come closer to home if you let it. Gossip can... Read more »

Oh Susanna!

Today’s first reading (Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17,19-30, 33-62 – NAB) and the Gospel (John 8:1-11 – NAB) are prime examples of the way women were treated in biblical times.  It was pretty brutal and for the most part, and rarely anyone stopped it.  Except Daniel and Jesus. The first reading is about Susanna who is a... Read more »