Saturday, April 15, 2006

From the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday

This about says it all

From an ancient homily for Holy Saturday

"Something strange is happening – there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear."

I only wish I could preach like that...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

God or the Girl

So, on Easter Sunday, the A&E network is starting a "reality" series about these four guys that are discerning priesthood by the above title. Like everything else in the world, it has an website and a video preview. It will probably be the first television show that I have actually intended to watch for some time. It looks good, though I'm always leery of what people do in order to make religion "marketable". And HUGE PROPS for not making one of them gay! I have a feeling that they will talk about it in one of the episodes but let's hope...

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

chrism mass

I'm just getting back from our dioceses' chrism mass. It's always such a joy to be with my fellow priests and even more of a joy to renew the committment that I feel to my Archbishop and, through him, to the church.

I was especially struck by the Archbishop's care that he took to update us on all the sick priests of the diocese. Please continue to pray for us and for our excellant Archbishop Hanus!