A Priest Life

"Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing." -St. Paul

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Homily for Third Sunday of Advent

Our arms are empty, but Christ will fill them. Third Sunday of Advent, 2013

They got it

It must have been my prayer book. The officer reminded me to empty my pockets of everything, even if I didn’t think it was metal. “Now come through.” Silence. “Good, you’re all clear.” I picked up my vestments and stood at the gates. I had always heard of this moment. The bars are intimidating, to […]

The Apostolic Pardon

The score is 42 to 10. LSU has beaten the Georgia Bulldogs to capture the 2011 SEC Championship and has earned a spot to play in the BCS National Championship Game. The backyard listens patiently to the ruckus of our excitement. The phone rings: “Father, death is imminent. Come to the ICU as soon as […]