On a bookshelf in my office is a new decorative piece that I received in Jerusalem. It is an olive … Continue reading The Embrace of Jesus
Today, I had the privilege and honor to officiate my grandfather’s funeral. My grandfather, Papaw, passed away on July 28. We’ve known this day was coming, but it still does not make it easy.
As I have done on several other occasions, I was asked to officiate the service and offer a few words of reflection upon this man we miss so dearly. What follows after the jump is the homily from today’s funeral. I provide it for you so that you may get to know this man who will live on through the legacy that he leaves behind. Continue reading “Some Words about My Grandfather”
Tonight, we had a reflection service to focus on the meaning of all that transpired during Holy Week. It was a great service that also including the baptism of my son. The manuscript for the homily follows after the jump. Continue reading “Holy Week Reflection Service Message: A Week for All”
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, today, released the findings of an investigation looking into Penn State’s involvement in the Jerry … Continue reading The Freeh Report: Lessons for the Church in Protecting Children