Independence Day

A Reflection on Liberty & Independence

Fr. Jim blog

6 minute read

This reflection was intended to be my homily for Independence Weekend, but I struggled to connect it to the readings. Additionally, it was too long given the constraints due to the pandemic. What’s here is a collection of my thoughts as they pertain to our country, liberty, and the Gospel.

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Fr. Jim blog

3 minute read

I have always been a bit of a purist when it comes to prayer. What do I mean by that? Well, I have always preferred to pray using a book or some other tangible accessory like a Rosary. I suppose you could say I’m a bit of a kinetic pray-er insofar as holding something in my hands gives me a sense of comfort. For me, there is just something affirming about grabbing my breviary, turning pages, and flipping ribbons. Nothing really says it’s prayer time than grabbing that special book…