Artisans of the Likeness of God – The Feast of St. Basil the Great

“‘Let us make the human being according to our image and according to our likeness’ [Gen. 1:26]. By our creation we have the first, and by our free choice we build the second. In our initial structure co-originates and exists our coming into being according to the image of God. By free choice we are conformed to that which is according to the likeness of … Continue reading Artisans of the Likeness of God – The Feast of St. Basil the Great

Nickels and Noses – What Do We Value and Measure in the Parish?

My guess is that most priests, when speaking of their seminary training, would say that very little, if any, time was spent in teaching or forming them to be a successful chief executive officer or business manager. This is certainly true for me. Yet, a significant percentage of my time is spent dealing with budgets, handling employee issues, and other administrative matters. Every year our … Continue reading Nickels and Noses – What Do We Value and Measure in the Parish?

We Need Each Other’s Feet – A Maundy Thursday Reflection

The Proper Liturgy for Maundy Thursday – perhaps more than any other liturgy of the year – is about intimacy, revealed in dinner and a bath. Intimacy is the reason many show up to this liturgy. It is also the reason many more do not. Intimacy is the reason a few will wash and be washed. It is also the reason why most will not. … Continue reading We Need Each Other’s Feet – A Maundy Thursday Reflection