During my 44 years as a priest, I have been blessed more than I could have ever imagined. My love for Jesus and for you, God’s people, has grown deeper by the day.   As I retire as Rector of Christ Cathedral, I am not retiring from being a priest.  My life now will be a […]

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As my retirement as Rector of Christ Cathedral draws closer, I am ever more aware of the journey we have been on together for the past ten years.  Starting with our venerable beginning as St. Callistus Church, we are now Christ Cathedral Parish.  While the same in service and ministry to our people as all […]

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We may remember as children when we asked a complicated religious question we were simply told, “It’s a mystery.” The biggest mystery of all was the Holy Trinity, one God, three Persons.  In trying to explain how there could be one God who is three Persons, our teachers told us that our human minds could […]

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Every so often the question is posed, “What will be the next big thing?” The big thing usually refers to a world changing discovery or invention, like the polio vaccine, or the radio, airplane, television, computer and internet.  Most recently, certainly the latest big thing has been the creation of a vaccine to fight COVID-19. […]

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Being in the presence of another person is a powerful experience.  If we are in the presence of someone we love it is wonderful and nourishing.  Being in the presence of somebody whom we find rude or unpleasant is difficult and awkward.  While we are in the presence of others almost daily, we also live […]

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Plumes of dark brown smoke fill the sky because of a nearby wildfire. Ashes from the fire fall from above, the smell of burning wood permeates the air and we worry about what we are taking into our bodies with each breath.  It is a first stage smog alert, we can feel the pain of […]

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There was a priest who gave exactly the same homily three weeks in a row. The first time the parishioners commented how much they liked it.  The second time, although they were certain it was the same homily he had given the week before, the people let it pass.  The third time a parishioner finally […]

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A basic need of the human person is to feel safe.  In a world filled with reports of terrorist attacks and violent crime, feeling safe is increasingly difficult.  We long for some reassurance that we are protected. With new acts of terror come more procedures, policies or laws designed to minimize the possibility of future […]

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Disappointment is in the air.  The disciples of Jesus had been fishing all night and caught nothing. In the midst of their disappointment, some amazing things happened.  They saw a man on the shore who told them to cast their nets over the other side of the boat.  They took the recommendation and caught a […]

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In the Gospel, Thomas gets a bum rap.  We all know the story.  Thomas is away and upon his return the disciples report to him that Jesus who had been crucified a few days before had come to visit them.  Thomas does not believe them. From then on he has been known as Doubting Thomas.  […]

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