Scribblings

New Mexico CrossesCollected here are a few talks
and other short pieces that I’ve written at various times.
Perhaps they may be of interest to someone.

Mercy on the Way to the Cross
An 8 part video series on the
Corporal Works of Mercy

For Lent — A Way of the Cross
For Mercy and Justice
Reflections on the Stations of the Cross
Published in the Acadiana Catholic-March, 2016

Recent Bulletin Articles
Homilies – Sundays and Feasts

Various Talks

St. Patrick Breakfast:  Each year, St. Patrick Church hosts a breakfast in honor our our patron saint, St. Patrick.  Part of the program is a talk by the Pastor, on a topic of his choosing.

2017 Breakfast: Grace in Brokenness

2016 Breakfast: Mercy on the Way to the Cross

2015 Breakfast:  With Eyes of Mercy (audio recording)

 2014 Breakfast:  “Falling in Love Again” (audio recording) A text version of the ideas in the talk is also available here.

2013 Breakfast:  “Intriguing Times” (audio recording)

Common Good and Common Ground:  Once more I was privileged to speak at Food for the Journey, a monthly luncheon speaker series, sponsored by the Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette. The talk explores the intersection between respect for human life and building a just society. The audio recording is about 25 minutes.

Faith of our Fathers:  This is a presentation given as part of the Central Region’s “Faith of our Fathers” series of talks, part of our observance of the Year of Faith. The video recording of that talk, given at Sacred Heart Church in Broussard on January 22nd ,2013, is now available on the web.

The content of this talk was “re-packaged” for a Lenten Mission at St. Ann Church in Mamou, La on March 11-13, 2013.  Each talk is about 20 minutes.
Monday Night; Tuesday NightWednesday Night

Faithful Citizenship:  This is an audio recording of a talk given on Oct. 2, 2012 at “Food for the Journey”, a monthly lecture series sponsored by the Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette. This presentation speaks to the challenge of carrying our faith into the voting booth in the Fall 2012 elections. (35 minutes)

After Katrina and Rita – Food for the Journey:  Reflections in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, given at “Food for the Journey”, a monthly gathering for our Central Region, October 4th, 2005. (30 minutes)

Beyond Reason: Grief, Gratitude and Growth:  This presentation was given on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Lafayette, LA. (58 minutes)

Christ-Memory: Healing, Sustaining & Guiding:  A talk given to elders on October 18th, 2007, DeLaSalle, Lafayette, LA (34 minutes)

Miscellaneous Topics
On Grief
On Conscience
On the Hope of Salvation

Bulletin Articles-Archive
On Spirituality
On Justice
On Liturgy
On Parish Life