I’m nestled in our 5th wheel at Yuma Arizona this morning contemplating the action of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Helen and me. In prayer yesterday, I had meditated on the discourse between Nicodemus and Jesus recounted in John 3: 6-8 and the fact that, like the wind, the Holy Spirit operates in … More WHERE THE WIND BLOWS



Today offered another memorable homily at St John Neumann parish in Yuma Arizona. Fr. John Friel was responding to the tragic shooting in Florida that took the lives of at least 17 people, most of them students. The delivery in this post is somewhat different as Fr. Friel took his time to talk about “gun … More WHAT IS TRUTH?


Has the advent of Lent caught you unaware again? I know; the intellectual response to Lent for many is to sigh and ponder the inconvenience of fasting, increased prayer and alms giving. Can’t we maintain our commitment to God without having to undergo this annual ritual? Can’t Easter hurry up and happen? Don’t I already … More UNLOCKING INTIMACY