On Pilgrimage Through the Grand Canyon 2015

On Pilgrimage through the Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is massive: 277 miles long, nearly 18 miles wide and over a mile deep on average. The uplifting of the Colorado Plateau set a downhill course for the Colorado River to begin eroding parts of the land for a really long time (6-17 million years by different […]

Roc Homily – Twentieth Sunday Ordinary Time

“The Bread of Life Discourse IV”  –  Believing in the Word means abiding in Jesus, who abides in the Father who abides in the Son.  Eating the Bread of Life means abiding in Jesus.  Following the Good Shepherd means abiding contemplatively in Jesus.  Remaining in the True Vine means abiding in Jesus contemplatively.  And this passage […]

Music from the Soul for the Soul – 001

    Music from the Soul for the Soul – 001   “Ways to Get Through” features folk songs from John Foley, SJ and the late John Kavanaugh, SJ written in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  These ballads, these whimsical jaunts, these deep exploration of the intersection between Grace and human suffering touched a […]

Roc Homily – Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

“The Bread of Life Discourse III”  –  The several days I spent hiking in the Grand Canyon last week intensified this question for me: “What is the difference between that which is transitory and that which endures?”  One way this gospel addresses this is through the (implicitly stated) connect between eating the bread of life and […]

Roc Homily – Eighteenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

“The Bread of Life Discourse II”  –  This week’s gospel from John reveals us to ourselves by identifying with the crowds and their hungers, our hungers.  “You are not looking for me because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled.  Do not work for food that perishes but for the food […]

Roc Homily – Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time 2015

“The Bread of Life Discourse I”  –  Since I was in Dallas, TX for a wedding this weekend, I will write out, “What I would have said…” mainly because it began the 5 week session of readings from John chapter 6 – “The Bread of Life.” I’d like to post for each Sunday to record […]


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