The Breath of God

Homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost, 2022. An aspect of physics which science-fiction films routinely ignore is that it is impossible to make or hear sound in space. Ships whizzing by, laser canons firing, battle stations exploding—all of this would happen silently if science-fiction was determined by science-fact. Because the atoms in space are so …

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Participate, Don’t Anticipate or Imitate

Homily for Holy Thursday 2022. As many of you know, today, Holy Thursday, is also known as “Maundy Thursday,” after the Latin word, “mandatum,” meaning “mandate” or “command.” Jesus gave two commands to His disciples at the Last Supper: one about celebrating the Eucharist and the second about loving one another. “Do this in remembrance …

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