The Deacon's Bench
May 2007 Archives

On this Trinity Sunday, I’m going to do something a little different. This morning, you won’t be hearing any complex theology, no explanation of the “hypostatic union,” and no stories about St. Patrick and shamrocks. Instead, I’d like to ask …Read More

The nice people over at “Busted Halo”, an online magazine run by the Paulists, have printed an essay of mine, adapted from my first homily. And, to my astonishment, it’s now getting a wider circulation, thanks to the venerable blog …Read More

Christianity is a religion that grew on its feet. From Jesus, who walked from town to town…to the apostles, who journeyed into the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire…to missionaries who ventured into uncharted, often dangerous territory to spread the …Read More

If you had to name one of the most quoted speeches of the 20th century, one near the top of any list would be the inaugural address of John F. Kennedy in 1961. Some of you may remember it. A …Read More

There’s an old Yiddish saying: “If you want to hear God laugh, just tell Him your plans.” I’m sure, this morning, He’s in stitches. Not so very long ago, I would never have dreamed that I’d be here. And I …Read More

Feel free to make yourself at home. This little enterprise will be a place for posting some of my homilies — both rough drafts and final versions, most delivered from the pulpit of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, …Read More