Monthly Archives: April 2011

Easter II

Many of you surely remember my friend Father Mitch Bojarski, who was the deacon of the Mass for my ordination. He is the vicar of St. Thomas’ Church in Campbellsville, Kentucky, and so this weekend must function like a patronal … Continue reading

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Easter

Being a messenger is not always the best job in the world. Sophocles wrote that no one loves the messenger who brings bad news, and the practice of shooting the messenger stems from antiquity. For thousands of years messages were … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

There are times in the Church Year that the ritual, the things we do in worship, speak louder and with greater clarity than any sermon could. The Triduum, the great three days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the TV show 24, in which a character named Jack Bauer fights off any number of enemies foreign and domestic. I never really watched the show, but I am fascinated by its … Continue reading

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Passion Sunday

20th century Christians have a tendency to picture Jesus as a bit of a loner; maybe He has some sheep around Him or His twelve disciples and a smattering of women, but somehow a lot of the depictions of Jesus … Continue reading

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Laetare Sunday

I haven’t read a whole lot of Plato – that’s a whole in my education that I don’t feel too badly about – but I’m passingly familiar with his Allegory of the Cave, in which he has placed a group … Continue reading

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