Retrospect & Prospect

Retrospect and Prospect October painted autumn’s awesome palette on the trees and hillsides of southern Ohio. For the past weeks the colors and the weather were spectacular. Gentle rains mixed with mild temperatures to bring about nature’s finest display. Certainly, it’s easy to find the transcendent...

Christmas in July

So far it’s been a hectic summer in my world, with lots of travel and a move thrown in. Time for relaxing has been hard to come by. I’m sure that’s the case for many of us — life just seems to get busier all the time. And in the midst of the chaos, a little book appeared in my mailbox — A...

Cultures and Values Collide During Holy Season

I had a chance to get away with my wife to one our fave spots – New Orleans during a jazz festival. NOLA – a shorthand for New Orleans, La. – in April is a key destination for jazz fans with the French Quarter Jazz Festival in mid-April and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in late...

Beyond Lent

I know that Lent is over and we can all breathe easier not having to follow our Lenten resolutions for another year. But how many of us try to live out those resolutions beyond the parameters of the Lenten season? I decided to try something very different this year for Lent. I had given up grocery shopping....

The Season of Newness

It was a long Lent. I didn’t live up to my own resolutions for the season, for one thing. So Easter Sunday was especially joyful for me — it was a new beginning in so many ways. I found wisdom, comfort, and insight in some words written by Fr. Peter John Cameron in the April 2014 issue of Magnificat...

“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....

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