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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18, 2019

Maybe it’s an attempt to counter the constant barrage of bad news, the violence and destruction and division and hatred in the world.  But it seems like every major network has a story to offer at the end of the newscast ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2019

One of my go-to songs in the past couple of years is a song called “The Day I Died,” recorded by a group called Five for Fighting.  Its lyrics narrate, first-person, the experience of someone on the day they died.  It ... Read More »

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 28, 2019  There’s an old African tradition that says, “When you pray, move your feet.”  I like that image, mostly because as Catholics ( at least most Anglo-Catholics) we tend to pray from our shoulders up, don’t we?  We don’t often even raise ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 21, 2019 We have, in many ways this past week, remembered yesterday’s 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on our moon.  Many of us my age and older can remember watching it in our living rooms on black and white TVs, hearing those ... Read More »

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  -  

July 14, 2019

One of my favorite authors is Michael Perry – it’s a name you might recognize from his weekly column in the “Wisconsin State Journal.”  His first book that he wrote, over a decade was: Population 485:  Getting to Know Your ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

July 7, 2019

The most basic level of geometry (and common sense, for that matter) tells us that that shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  But I don't think that little tidbit ever got wired into our DNA, or perhaps, more ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 30, 2019 It was about 15 years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday: what it felt like to jump out of an airplane at 12,000 feet.  Some would call it stupid, others would call it daring, and I admit, it ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Brenda Collins

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ June 23, 2019 Frank McMorran.  You won’t recognize his name but he was my “Melchizedek” that cloudy, wet day in late-November of 2002.  I was out for a run that morning and decided to stop to see Frank at his home.  ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Posted by Brenda Collins

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity June 16, 2019 Give me a “C”.  (Note sounds on the piano)  Musicians call that a “middle C” because of the note’s position in the middle of a standard 88-key keyboard.  More precisely, it is designated as C4 because of the note’s position as ... Read More »

Pentecost

Posted by Brenda Collins

Pentecost   June 9, 2019 Some years ago, one of Great Britain’s leading theologians was being considered for the position of Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth.  Some questioned his competency and whether the candidate was solid enough in his understanding of their faith.  In his interview, an extremely conservative ... Read More »