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One downside to being a hobo is that there’s no vetting parishes before deciding to go to Mass there. Whether it’s stopping at a parish in Kentucky because its noon Mass fit my 12-hour drive or going to the only … Continue reading
I get a lot of ridiculous questions, ranging from the confusing to the totally strange. For example: Q: “Did you know I was born in California?” (from a 4th-grader I’d never met.) Q: “Do you do birthday parties?” (from a … Continue reading
Dear Tiber Swim Club 2013, I went to your homecoming party a couple of weeks ago but I haven’t had a chance yet to tell you personally–welcome home!1 All these years we’ve been missing you and now that you’re home, … Continue reading
October 15, 2005 was one of the worst days of my life.1 If you’re a Notre Dame fan, you know exactly what I mean. Three years in a row we’d lost to USC2 by 31 points. 31 points each time–how … Continue reading
His body lifeless, Tabernacle door ajar. Where is now my God? You might also enjoy:10 Reasons We Fast100 Things to Do for LentWhat to Do When Mass Is AwfulI Didn’t Choose the Hobo LifePraying for a Miracle–Please Respond!
I was on retreat this weekend with 800 kids from Indiana.1 I wasn’t giving any talks, just getting down in the trenches with some relational ministry and it was awesome. Being in the audience, I got to participate in all … Continue reading
I love my kids, and I always loved teaching, hard as it was, but I am not sorry to be missing the whining today. “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe we have to have pizza today! Why can’t I just … Continue reading
There are so many things I’ve wanted to tell y’all about since I’ve been in Hawaii but God has been blessing me with such full days that there’s no time for anything. Tonight, though, I have to set aside everything … Continue reading
On Christmas morning,1 Father gave a homily that focused on the weakness of the infant Christ. Since I had custody of a 3-year-old and an infant at the time, I didn’t hear much, but I’ve been meditating on the weakness … Continue reading