Monthly Archives: April 2011

Renewal of commitment to priestly service


At The Chrism Mass, (which is really quite a nice Eucharistic celebration and everyone should experience it at least once), priests recommit to the promises of priesthood.  This year I was particularly struck by this: At your ordination you accepted … Continue reading

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Looking for God


Looking for God in this sex scandal should have been easy.  The Church reaction, (at least the Church reaction in my fantasy world), would be God centered, apologetic, compassionate, healing, loving…I could go on…   So much of the time it’s … Continue reading

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So many of the faithful, priest included, still do not understand the magnitude of the personal destruction of clergy sexual abuse.


I have come to the fundamental conclusion, (and I took this to prayer), that so many of the faithful, priest included, still do not understand the magnitude of the personal destruction of clergy sexual abuse.   The incredibly loud and ignorant … Continue reading

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The danger of being a “Yes” man


Rev. Msgr. Bill Lynn was just Rev. Bill Lynn when I knew him.  He was a nice man.  He was quiet, unassuming and seemed to be a genuinely nice guy.  That’s what I remember of him as the Dean of … Continue reading

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John 8:51-59


The Gospel John 8:51-59 Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death.” 52 The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the … Continue reading

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?????????????????


why are people not upset by this scandal to the point that they do something?

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