What was it like for Lazarus, Martha, and Mary? Let’s start with the women’s experiences.Read more
That fact that such a quick fix approach
is rampant among preachers and bloggers.
Is evident to me in the number of them
who suggested preaching on the text “Amazing Grace”
with its “once I was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”
Is it really that simple?
And if not,
what is the alternative to quick fix Sunday?
In the reading of the Confessions that we just heard, Patrick writes about “spending himself” in Ireland – in a land in which, though it and its people were foreign to him, he served as a witness…yet he constantly rejoiced and gloried in the name of the Lord.Read more
“So as this Lent approached, I asked myself: How will I get through this Lent?”Read more
Maybe that is the new temptation:
Dismissive tweets displacing apples or bread,
pinnacles and parapets.
“Themes” in preaching the seasons: A good idea all of the time? A good idea some of the time? A good idea none of the time?Read more
JRR Tolkien might have said that we have a fool’s hope: but we confess our faith in the one whose cross is foolishness to the wise and mighty of this world, the one who humbled himself and was exalted by God.Read more
We have two homilies to share today in the Pray Tell feature, Ars Praedicandi. Although both were delivered on the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, using the same lectionary readings (Year A), each is unique—not only by virtue of the fact that they were delivered to different assemblies and in different places, but also in how they carry out their purpose. Seeing them side by side therefore gives us an opportunity to look at craft and style as well as content.Read more
As often happens when a new bishop comes to town and tells everyone that they have been doing things wrong, particularly with regard to prayer and liturgy, the people of Constantinople would have none of this. They had called Mary “Mother of God” for years and were not about to change because of some bishop’s theological qualms.Read more
All too often we are being asked to imitate culturally and historically conditioned icons of the family that are retrojected onto a particular first-century family in Nazareth without much regard for what the Gospels actually tell us about that family.Read more