But Wait There is More

August 15th, 2017 By punkpriest

If I dared to say what I really think… THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab;I Cor. 17:20-27; Lk.  1:39-56 Mary represents an individual who accepted God at face value, entered into his life with fullness, without reservation. She embraced every one in embracing Jesus. I recently told a rabbi friend […]

Wait A Minute! There is More!

August 14th, 2017 By punkpriest

Wait A Minute! There Is More! Matt. 17:22-27 “When the disciples came together in Galilee, Jesus said to them: “The Human One is about to be delivered into human hands. They will kill him. But he will be raised on the third day.” And they were heart broken.” I have been thinking about the finitude […]

“It’s A Ghost!

August 13th, 2017 By punkpriest

“It’s A Ghost!” Matt. 14: 22-33. . .it’s a ghost Our lives are full of ghosts–fear of war, fear of loss of money, of becoming homeless, of losing health insurance, fear of the police.  When I first started out in the ministry I had several parishners tell me that “you preach to much love–preach the […]

Becoming Touchable

August 12th, 2017 By punkpriest

Becoming Touchable I watched a DVD on Friday about sex abusers and our laws that have grown up around the crime, entitled Untouchable and what left me saddened was the lack of love and grace towards humanity in general, and now how laws are based on the power of individuals who have money and for […]

Memories

August 11th, 2017 By punkpriest

Empire Baptized: How the Church Embraced What Jesus Rejected 2nd-5th Centuries by Wes Howard-Brook Memories Matthew 16:24-28 Memories flood our minds like a rainbow of colors. People are always curious about why I do the ministry I do, why I live a life that seems so “different”( in reality I am no different than anyone […]

Living in the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

August 7th, 2017 By punkpriest

Living in the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Recently there was a young lady sitting in a corner of Hemlock Alley.  Around you could see people going into the bars and restaurants on Polk Street. She was picking at a rat hole in the alley, and what she was trying to pull out was some cooked […]