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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

Many of us are familiar with the book Dead Man Walking written by Sr. Helen Prejean and portrayed dramatically in a movie starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. The clip below is an interview with Debbie Morris who is a survivor of an attack by Robert Willie, one of the men Sr. Helen walked with  […]

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In my homily of a few weeks ago, What does it take to be a member of Christ’s church?, I suggested that one of the key non-negotiables of being a follower of the Christ is to understand and practice the “art” of Christian forgiveness. Why did Jesus make  forgiveness one of his core teachings? Did […]

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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We are called to be as compassionate as God is compassionate. We are called to follow Jesus’ example as a son – “the younger son without being rebellious” and “the elder son without being resentful.” We are also called to grow into spiritual fatherhood – this means both father and mother, masculine and feminine. All […]

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I was golfing, well I was walking around the golf course randomly hitting the ball, and I ran into my friend Chuck McCarthy. Chuck has been a deacon for many years and he was telling me about his latest homily. Chuck is a guy who has served his community with all of his heart over […]

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A Cardinal in the Elevator

Having spent 30 years in the computer business in sales and marketing one concept I became familiar with was the idea of doing what is called an “Elevator Pitch“. It is a simple idea. If you found yourself in an elevator with the CEO of your prospect customer and you had about a minute alone […]

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