Let’s get to the desert.Read more
Rock Us into Joy
Virtual worship. What an unusual and intriguing phrase, one that has made its way into my everyday vocabulary. Covid-19 has not been able to stopRead more
Catching the Light
. . . and the stars will be falling from heaven. MARK 13:25 Apocalyptic stars make a grand appearance in the lectionary texts forRead more
Another Liturgical Year, Another Bare, Ruined Choir
I didn’t need to have a beloved liturgical space crushed into a parking lot to make the point stand out. But, thank you, 2020, it sure does help.Read more
Hark! It’s Harold!
When I was very little, I truly thought that “Harold” was an angel’s name, and that the man who owned and ran Harold’s Grocery downRead more
60-Second Sermon: 2nd Sunday in Advent
Rev. Ronald Raab, C.S.C. reflects on the Gospel Reading (Matthew 3:1-12) for the 2nd Sunday in Advent (8 December 2019) for our Sixty Second SermonRead more
Personal Reflections on the Gospel of the First Sunday of Advent, Year A
Like the people “before the flood” in Jesus’ discourse, something existentially shattering broke into my well-ordered world with both terror and hope.Read more
Can we give up Christmas this Advent?
The strife is o’er and the battle won…won by the dying mall—the elf on the shelf—and the peppermint mocha-flavored beverage I’m enjoying as I’m writing this.Read more
It is ALWAYS Advent!
Homiletic reflections on Advent from a probing and thoughtful theologian: Joseph Ratzinger.Read more
What Did Mary Know?
For us as liturgists and musicians, a principle to recall and observe in the preparation of Marian liturgies is that “Mary always stands with the saved.” I also like to state it in a less elegant manner: in the economy of salvation, there are ultimately only two categories … God and not-God.Read more