Be Not Afraid

Several years ago Maureen and I were invited to attend my cousin Jennifer’s wedding just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Both Maureen and I looked forward to this occasion; so on the day the invitation arrived we lost no time in making our reservation where the bride and groom had reserved a block of rooms. Now…

Saying Yes to the Impossible

My favorite piece of music is the Quest, more popularly known as the Impossible Dream from the musical, Man of La Mancha. Don Quixote sings it to Dulcinea while locked in a Spanish prison during the Inquisition. The words are moving and powerful, especially when sung in the context of a man whose life was…

Racism, Sin and Preparing for Christ

In recent week, there have been several discussions on racism at St. Peter’s in preparation for our lenten symposium. Like other sensitive topics, just figuring out how to approach racism in a non-judgmental way has proven difficult. Nobody wants to think or even begin to believe that they could in anyway be considered racist. As…