“Return to Galilee”

On Easter Monday, I joked that I had a “liturgy hangover.” The Easter Triduum is one of my favorite times in the Church year. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, decorating our parish church, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday—the weekend becomes not three days but one continuous round of rest and activity....

Easter Joy and Life!

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Shouts of exaltation about our risen Lord capture our attention each Easter vigil. The somber and reflective time of Lent ends as we enter the joyous and life-giving season of Easter. Each of us spends time with family, friends and church members during this...

Spring Cleaning

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a senior at Anderson University in Indiana. He studies communications with a journalism concentration. He works for The Andersonian (student newspaper) and also broadcasts baseball and basketball games for 98.7 WQME. A day of spring cleaning was much needed after a...

Trading in Black Friday for Good Friday

One of Lent’s gifts to me is the painful realization that my default behavior is set on “Black Friday.” Here’s what I mean. It’s as if I’ve camped outside Target at 4:59 a.m. on the day after Thanksgiving every day, poised and ready to run when the doors open at 5:00 a.m.—“Get out of my...

Why Feet?

I’m not a fan of feet. Oh, I’m thankful for mine, but I don’t generally find feet—with the exception of the Fred Flintstone feet of babies—appealing. So it makes sense to me that washing a guest’s feet was the task of a servant in Jesus’ time. If washing feet was a dirty, smelly job for...

The Challenge of Grace

I have been obsessed lately by the statement in Georges Bernanos’ book The Diary of a Country Priest, also found in a biography about Flannery O’Connor:  “Everything is grace.” It’s a challenge to see grace everywhere, especially in difficult times. Yet grace is everywhere,...

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