Of Pericopes, Susanna, and the Long Form of Our Lives

We can’t hope to know others as we should like to, but we should make it our business to know them as well as we can.
~ Dom Hubert van Zeller

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Blessed Babbler: Notker of Saint Gall

The magic is out of your hands.
~ Randy Bachman

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Felicia’s Glimpse of Heaven

In heaven, our seeing will be direct… (Frank Sheed).

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Liturgical Fiscal Year: A Thought Experiment

Apple is like the United States. Their fiscal year begins October 1.
~ Rush Limbaugh

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No Apology Necessary: Of Harbors, Harbingers, and Kids at Mass

Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me (Mt 19.14).

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Stuck on the Way: The Simon-Veronica Loop

For a moment, a vision more wonderful than that of Tabor is granted to the woman whose compassion drove her to discover Christ in a suffering man.
~ Caryll Houselander

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Of Coddling Demons and Auricular Confession

The demons puzzle us. The pigs puzzle us….
We long to read deeper into the mind of our Redeemer.
~ Frank Sheed

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Holding on for Dear Life: Of Creeds, Conversion, and Cribbing

I’m not asked on a Sunday morning, ‘As of 9:20, what do you believe?’
 ~ Jaroslav Pelikan

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Emmaus, Eucharist, and Emma Thompson: The Hidden Mass in ‘Wit’

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
~ William Shakespeare

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Discovering Good Friday on Queen Anne Hill

God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled.
~ from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday

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