Baseball Theology

In the bottom of the twelfth inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, Carlton Fisk hit a towering fly ball that would be a home run if it stayed fair. It hung in the air, he said later, for what felt like five minutes. Having left the batter’s box and taken a few steps toward first base, he stopped—not...

Blind to a basilica?

 Have you ever not seen something right in front of your eyes?  We’ve all experienced not remembering where we laid a book we wanted to read or forgotten where we set a phone or even our wallet (with all of our credit cards!) only to find them in plain view. But have you ever missed seeing something as...

Looking for a Few Good Shepherds

The bad news about the least exemplary members of the clergy is not new. I’ve become so used to the horror stories that I found myself laughing out loud at a Saturday Night Live bit about a priest who’d had an affair with a married woman. The punch line was roughly, “It’s guys like...

On a Treasure Hunt

In my last blog  I wrote of a bullying incident that occurred at our local park. As disturbing as it was to witness that act of violence, that evening took a positive turn—one that reinforces the purpose of our existence: seeing each other as a child of God and learning to love one another as we do...

Serious Faith!

Once in a while someone does something that just lifts everyone else up. My good friend, Molly, daughter of my friends Jim and Maureen, decided earlier this year to take her Confirmation preparation to some kind of new level. She had heard a presentation about a needy community in Uganda and decided,...

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