Mindwalk: Latest posts and thoughts…

Mary Finally Knows

 Mark Lowry in 1984 wrote the lyrics for “Mary, Did You Know?”. The song went on to become a modern Christmas classic. In this Vincentian Mindwalk, I invite you think about the questions, add your own, and, finally, think about what we might learn from the questions.

Can You Believe What the Pope Said About Old Age?

In my 80+ years I had never thought of old age as a ministry, the ministry of bearing witness that the best is yet to come. Pope Francis hopes we can revitalize this special ministry of awaiting the Lord – it is a ministry,

Heavens Tell the Story of God

Recently many of us were astounded to see pictures of parts of creation that are more than 13 billion light years away. I invite you to explore with me what the heavens tell of the glory of God. And what it might mean that Mary is the Queen of Creation.

A Blessed Who Wore Blue Jeans and Nike?

A Blessed Who Wore Blue Jeans and Nike?

What is the name of the new Blessed who wore blue Jeans and Nike? He is the first millennial to be named “Blessed “. He is presented as a role model for youth, a “saint of the ordinary,” and a possible patron saint for IT workers.

Episcopal Message Resurfaces (Part 2)

Episcopal Message Resurfaces (Part 2)

The Catholic community is in a position to respond to violence and The increasing threat of violence in our society with new commitment and creativity.  More of the same is not sufficient.  Business as usual is not enough.

Prophetic Episcopal Message Washes Up On Beach (1)

Prophetic Episcopal Message Washes Up On Beach (1)

As if discovering a bottle with a message, I found a truly prophetic document published by the U.S. Catholic Bishops more than a quarter-century ago.

In this Vincentian Mindwalk, I invite you to make your own judgment about how prophetic it was … and still should be.

Dressing an Old Story in Today’s Clothes

Dressing an Old Story in Today’s Clothes

A good story reflects some reality even if it is told in different clothes. The story of today’s polarization over abortion echoes a story told around 500 years before Christ. It is the story of group of blind persons arguing about their experience … and certitudes about what they each touch.

Listening to Sounds in the ER

Listening to Sounds in the ER

An unplanned visit the Emergency Room of our local hospital helped me realize the difference between hearing and listening. This led me to experience the visit in ways beyond the focus on myself.