A Meditation on Spy Wednesday

Msgr. Andrew Varga, pastor of St. Luke Parish in Westport, Connecticut, sent in this terrific homilette on Spy Wednesday. So… Here we are… Six weeks ago to the day we stood here with smudges of ash on our foreheads. We were well-meaning and eager to make a promise to ourselves and to all … [Read more...]

More than just a preacher

Walter Burghardt, SJ, died Saturday at the age of 95. Though he wouldn't have remembered, I met Burghardt more than 30 years ago, when I was 19, at a liturgy conference at the University of Notre Dame. As many of you know, and as I was ignorant of at the time, Burghardt was the model of the … [Read more...]