Ascension

Friday, May 18th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

In grade school, the feast of the Ascension was all about the annual school picnic. But, of course, it is about more than that. Early Christian writers saw Christ’s ascension as having enormous significance for the whole human family, for ...

Watching the Rescue

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The TV coverage of the rescue of the Chilean miners was some of the best TV I have seen in years, in large part because, at the times I watched it, there was no distracting commentary. I found the time ...

The Ascension

Monday, May 17th, 2010 Posted in writing | No Comments »

As seminarians, my Jesuit buddies and I figured that the perfect entrance song for the feast of the Ascension would be the then-popular song “Up, Up, and Away." However, the feast is not really about Jesus going up, up, and away. ...

Jesus’ Easter and Ours

Sunday, April 12th, 2009 Posted in photo, writing | No Comments »

In the Resurrection, Jesus broke through to a fullness of life that none of us has experienced. What we know about the risen Jesus, however, can tell us what awaits us. First of all, matter, which can often act as factor ...