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Pentecost 9

Henry David Thoreau wrote that “Nothing can be more useful to a man than a determination not to be hurried.”   As a people, Americans are always in a hurry.  We’re always doing at least two things at once.  The … Continue reading

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Pentecost 8

So last week we learned that there is indeed no place like home.  Jesus was essentially rejected by the people of His hometown; they heard His words and witness His deeds and while amazed by Him, they didn’t accept Him.  … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2

If I had to name the biggest struggle of my present life, I’d have to say keeping up with my laundry.  On any given day, I go through clergy clothes, gym clothes, yardwork clothes, and just regular clothes.  Then there’s … Continue reading

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Trinity

As most of you have probably heard, Bishop Councell passed away on Monday.  Bishop Councell inherited a diocese that was broken and depleted, treated by his predecessor as both a MAC machine and a misfit toy.  But if anyone could … Continue reading

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Pentecost

A couple years back, Chapman University polled Americans about their fears.  As usual, public speaking was the number 1 fear, followed closely by heights; bugs, snakes, and other animals; drowning; blood; and down the line.  Chapman thought it was interesting … Continue reading

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The Sunday after the Ascension

No doubt most of you have seen something in the news about this year’s Met Gala, “where a parade of stars and fashionistas swanned about in costumes inspired by the aesthetics of Catholicism, while a wide variety of genuinely Catholic … Continue reading

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Easter 6

For someone who worked for cutting-edge technology companies, I am not what is generally referred to as an “early adopter.”  I know that I had an email account in college only because my roommate would check it for me whenever … Continue reading

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