Daily Archives: 8 April 2009

Easter Vigil Comet Queen

The moon is up, nice and bright this week. We also have a visitor from the outer reaches of the solar system, Comet Yi-SWAN, currently hanging out in the constellation Cassiopeia, the Queen. You’ll need a good pair of binoculars … Continue reading

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Recovering Presiders

In my twenty-one years of full-time parish ministry (plus the ten or so before that) only once have I been out of commission for Holy Week. I injured my back moving a church piano in 1993 and was ordered to … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: Psalm 69:10a

One of those great Lenten threads resurfaces in the Psalm at Mass today. We first heard it from the disciples’ lips on the third Sunday of Lent (John 2:17), and it appears again in the Lectionary for Wednesday of Holy … Continue reading

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