Let me take a moment to re-introduce you to another teacher who has come into my life, Oblate priest Fr. Ron Rolheiser. Fr. Ron writes a column each week for the Catholic Register . Below is a column titled, “Of Pharisees, Pots, Bronze Kettles, Liturgical Rubrics, Cups, And Cats”. The article is a gentle reminder [...]
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Posted in Big Questions, Reflections from Fellow Wanderers, Reflections from the Pulpit - Wandering with Deacon Mike on May 9th, 2013
I was at a funeral service recently, and it was led by Pastor Mike. At the two hour mark my Mennonite friend whispered in my ear, “Mike there is a lot to be said for the Catholic Mass.” The theme I am kicking around for this week’s homily on the Ascension of our Lord is: [...]
Brennan Manning April 27, 1934 – April 12, 2013 If there was a model of the modern day itinerant preacher it might well be Brennan Manning. This alcoholic , ex-priest, divorced wanderer might seem to be an odd role model. Henri Nouwen talks about the Wounded Healer and Brennan was exactly that. He was deeply [...]
Several years ago while taking a course in spiritual direction the instructor had us think about a person(s) we judged to be of lesser character than ourselves. For me that was an easy if not a obvious choice. That person was Bill Clinton. Yes old “slick” Willy the former President of the United States. [...]
Posted in Reflections from Fellow Wanderers on Apr 21st, 2013
Below is a 10-minute video by Timber Hawkeye who has a very simple guide to happiness – 2 words: be grateful. Hawkeye takes a Zen Buddhist approach to how we can change ourselves and thereby change our world. It is a Christian approach as well as Jesus consistently taught his followers to be still, to [...]
Here is a video from the Jubilee Project.This project is the brain child of three young folks who make short films. They “believe that videos are a powerful catalyst for change. Their goal is to create entertaining videos that are fun to watch and that will inspire, enable and empower others to do good as [...]
My friend Bill Radigan is a fellow deacon who has chosen to walk with those touch by crime as part of the Friends of Dismas ministry. Below is a homily he recently preached that focuses on a number of interactions he has had with folks on the margins of our society. It speaks to the [...]
A Poem by Rajendra Tela,Nirantar God is with those who stay cool in a hot place, sweet in a sour place, and little in a big place Humility is their way to live life come what may they never give way they keep going on the path they have chosen
Below is a story I used in my Easter Homily. It is the mystery of Easter as explained by a 12 year old theologian named Jeremy. Please click here for a Printer Friendly copy of the story. Jeremy was born with a twisted body, a slow mind and a chronic, terminal illness that had been [...]
For more letters take a jog over to Fr. Philip Chircop site by clicking here. Stay a while why your there as he has a way with words and images that make for a refreshing stop on the road.
Below is the Holy Thursday homily from my fellow wanderer Deacon Robert Kinghorn. Deacon Robert captures the call to be a servant to all, regardless of the convenience of the situation, as one of the main teachings of Jesus on this night of his final supper with his closest friends. Holy Thursday Homily: Deacon Robert [...]
Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.
Here is a song called Prodigal by Casting Crowns. As we wrap up our weekend reflections on the many stories contained in the Parable of the “Lost Sons” take a moment with these lyrics and the picture. (The lyrics are below the video. Sorry about the Google Ads- Simply click the X and they should [...]
The book, “Return of the Prodigal Son”, is based on Nouwen’s reflections on a Rembrandt painting called Prodigal Son, which hangs in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Prologue and Introduction tell of Henri’s encounter with the painting itself in 1986 and his move to the L’Arche Daybreak community in the town of Richmond [...]