Monthly Archives: April 2010

Easter IV

There aren’t a whole lot of things in life that make me sad. I am generally quick to laugh, which is good, I can be a bit too quick to anger, which is bad, but something has to be really … Continue reading

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Easter 3

When I was a kid I would hear this passage and think “Fish for breakfast? Gross!” And then I became a young adult, free to choose what I would order at Fanagle the Bagel, our local bagel place, and so … Continue reading

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Easter II

“When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews.” Saint John makes this rather definitive statement about where … Continue reading

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Easter

My friend, His Excellency Sean Rowe, the Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania has a catchphrase of sorts. He almost habitually, though he is very serious, but he almost habitually says “It’s a great day in the Kingdom of God.” His Excellency … Continue reading

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Good Friday

It’s Good Friday, which strikes me as an occasion when not much can or should be said. Last night our Lord instituted the means with which we can have Him with us in His Substance; Jesus gave us last night … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

“But Father Matt,” said the young man, about age ten, “why do you want to wash people’s feet?” Good question, little man. The short answer is I don’t. I don’t want to wash anybody’s feet, and that’s precisely the point. … Continue reading

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