Friday, August 7, 20200138Some of us...a few of us...remember the day when department stores had various items on different floors. If you were young and vigorous, you would take the staircase; but if you were in need of an assist, there was an invention called: the Elevator.
Friday, July 17, 20200131After being ordained to the priesthood in March of 1958, I was anxious to get on the go with my ecclesiastic journey. However it was put on hold until I had finished my last scholastic requirements at the Gregorian University in Rome.
Wednesday, July 1, 20200641With the pandemic messing with all our social gatherings, Holy Cross had to perform a "virtual" Good-bye at the end of my 51 years as pastor. It was decided that all would be invited to drive by in the parking lot with horns honking, balloons floating and signs showing support.
Tuesday, June 23, 20200172In the Old Covenant book of Ecclesiastes there is a wonderful exhortation about how to approach all the activities of life. There is a time for everything under the sun. One event follows another in a beautiful sequence of exaltation and of grief.
Friday, June 19, 20200284The events of the last few weeks surrounding the murder of George Floyd have to had striken a cord in the hearts of those who have minds to perceive that this is a time of opportunity to confess our unfair judgments of the past.
Wednesday, April 8, 20200106Unfortunately the number 20/20 is indicative that one's vision is very, very good. Well I hope that all of us have a correct understanding of Holy Week during this year of COVID-19. When we look back on our memories, they are going to be unique.
Friday, March 27, 20200242It is Friday, the 27th of March. The harbingers of spring are all around us as we wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring comes with a gust of hope when we can see the leaves and the grass turning green. We can hear the songs of the birds and have our hearts filled with rejoicing.
Friday, February 21, 2020070The Diocese of Dallas has a wonderful facility, the Catholic Formation Center, right off Interstate Highway 35 and Zang Boulevard in Oak Cliff. Here many retreats, conferences and meetings are held each week.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020071Catholic Schools Week was flush with rosy-cheeked children visiting the Pastoral Center and loving their opportunity to snap a selfie with our Bishop Edward J. Burns.
At the same time, I was celebrating the Foundation Year of St. Gregory’s School in Tyler with a lively and enthusiastic flock of fifth-graders (the oldest class now...