June 16, 2019

The Next Good Step (What Really Matters, XIII)

I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. – Jesus to his disciples in today’s Gospel [Jn 16:12] This line of Jesus has always seemed to me one of the most merciful, yet ignored, things he ever said.  Jesus clearly recognizes that, for most of […]
September 3, 2013

State of the Parish – 2013

Today I want to tell you what keeps me awake at night. In short, it’s the fear that we’ll no longer be able to do the job Christ has given us as a parish – to guide and save souls through the Gospel and the sacraments and through life together […]