Month: October 2013

costume or uniform?

In Halloween costume or Baptismal uniform? Today’s a day to get dressed up. The best costumes are strong on details that give the impression of authenticity and, at the same time, hide our identity. I am of an age that remembers when parents were resourceful in…

Beloved and loving sinners — and saints!

Homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) 27 October 2013 St Norbert Abbey. De Pere, WI readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 “…Francis is everything I ever wanted in a pope. He is Christ in the temple overthrowing the money…

On first going up to the Temple!

At one of the two tailgates I attended before the game, a Packer backer, on being told that I was about to attend my very first football contest in Lambeau Field, said that I was a “Packer virgin!” Well, I am a “Packer virgin” no longer.…