Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

We Can Do Our Part

Sometime in the early 1990’s, while I was running a hotel in downtown Washington, DC, there was a drinking water crisis. Some nasty microbe was discovered in the water supply of Washington and we were told it was unsafe to … Continue reading

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Live Each Day as Your Last

A few weeks ago I wrote about the elephant in the living room. It was my intention to leave the elephant there. As the picture demonstrated, he fit in with the décor and wasn’t bothering anyone. But as they are … Continue reading

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Presupposition

Just south of Russelville, AR, the Dardanelle Dam creates a beautiful lake along the Arkansas River that stretches for many miles. This came as a surprise to me. As I was driving along Interstate 40, I was hoping for a … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room

I hardly know where to begin this week. So I’ll start with the elephant in the living room. George Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, had a hobby. No, it was not photography. To him that was serious business. … Continue reading

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Taking the High Road

There are two roads from Taos to Santa Fe. One is the low road, and that is the faster way. I guess the low roads in life are always faster and easier. And then there is the high road, with … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Gospel

There are two roads from Taos to Santa Fe. One is the low road, and that is the faster way. I guess the low roads in life are always faster and easier. And then there is the high road, with … Continue reading

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It is Wisdom that Guides Us

Sunday, July 26, 2015. What were you doing a year ago today? Probably you don’t remember. Normally I wouldn’t either, but one year ago today I was in Berlin with my brother celebrating his 70th birthday. That day we went … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells

What are you doing this weekend? As for me, I’m in Dallas to officiate at a wedding. It seems like there are a lot of weddings this year. I like weddings. As I have mentioned before, I grew up with … Continue reading

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Sainthood

The Pope is coming! Well, surely you know that, but he is not coming here until September. Still, the leading waves of his motion toward this hemisphere are reaching us. While he is here with us, Pope Francis will canonize … Continue reading

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True Independence

It seems like it was just Memorial Day weekend, and here we are at the Fourth of July. Summer is passing rapidly. And not just Summer. Last week I mentioned the Bicentennial. Here we are almost at the Bicentennial-plus-50. I’m … Continue reading

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