Articles on Liturgy

““The celebration of Holy Mass has the same value as the Death of Jesus on the Cross.”  St. Thomas Aquinas.

Praising and Processing

November 25th, 2018|

We’re lined up at the back of church. The high school student who is thurifer holds the incense thurible billowing smoke. To his side a little boy holds the “boat” containing the incense. Behind [...]

Waters of New Life

November 7th, 2018|

All it takes is a few years of dry weather before we realize how dependent all of us are on fresh water for life. When California was hit by drought conditions the whole nation [...]

Redeeming the Time

September 22nd, 2018|

When is New Year’s Day? Everybody assumes it is January first, but for centuries Catholics observed March 25 as the start of the new year. March 25 is the beginning of Spring, but in [...]

Send My Roots Rain

February 28th, 2018|

When teaching my personal development course called ‘Ordinary Hero’ I show the students a picture of an ancient tree and explain how our lives have three levels: the branches and leaves represent our everyday [...]


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