20 Years of Priestly Service

Last Sunday, I offered a reflection on the moment of my ordination. My purpose today is to share with you some of my pastoral history. After ordination the Church immediately entered the year of jubilee 2000. I remember the celebratory feeling during that year. I...

The Gift of Ordination

Happy anniversary to me! It is customary to have a recognition of a 25th jubilee of ordination, but irregular to have a party for a 20th anniversary of ordination. One June 5th I will have my 20th anniversary of ordination. Since I have two priest friends who are...

The Law of Love

In today’s gospel we hear the call to live the law of love. Jesus said to the eleven disciples, “I give you a new commandment, love one another.” This call resonates in our hearts. Many times I remind people of our constant need to study our faith by asking if they...

Mother’s Day

In preparation for our liturgical celebration of Easter and its interaction with the secular holiday of Mother’s Day, I ran across the following article. I share a portion of it with you to help you to understand the pastoral complexities we face today: “The question...