Preaching
There are mysteries in today’s readings. The first reading and the third reading reflect each other mysteriously enough. But there is a further mystery of sorts, the kind that usually intrigues me as I ponder why the Church has selected these readings for today.  Read more...

Quote of the Day

Every time history repeats itself the price goes up. —Anonymous



From My Photo Album
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Cairo chose me as his guardian when I was recovering from surgery. Here he reclines during the Holiday Season.
Recent Blog Posts
Donald Trump has proved again that he has the unenviable ability to bring out the worst in people, in this case those supporters who cheered when he announced that the United States should bar all Muslims from entering the country.   Read more...
Many of the publicly righteous (notably Franklin Graham, but Rush Limbaugh should not be overlooked as he dislikes that) have increasingly rent their garments in public, at east vocally, over the composition of the guest list for the White House dinner being laid out for the pope when he visits next week.   Read more...
The view from here (in Ireland) of the Greek Crisis, as it is known, has provided a eyeful of drama, to say the least. Now that the prolonged conferences of finance ministers, prime ministers, and news broadcasters has eased off in the welcome calm of a provisional compromise, one thing seems certain.   Read more...
Aaron Schock, the Republican representative from Peoria, has taken his leave from Congress with admitted “sadness and humility.” The depth of his humility was revealed by comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln, who once held the same seat as a freshman representative from Illinois.   Read more...
Recent Publications
The new revised edition of The Spirituality of the Celtic Saints is now available from New Priory Press.

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