Oncology and Ontology

This was the cosmic equivalent of either Jim Perry or Bob Eubanks turning over the Queen of Diamonds on the game show Card Sharks and all I had to do was shout, “Lower!” Yet when the Game Show host Fate turned over that next card, it turned out to be the King of Spades, I was one of that 5-10%.

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The Book of Job

In the Old Testament Class for which the paper was being written, we discussed how the personification of divine insight in the Hebrew Scriptures is often referred to as “Woman Wisdom.” But sitting in a waiting room to find out if I had cancer, I could not help but wonder if I was also being joined by “Dame Irony.”

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Bowling for Toronto

I have to admit – for my first homily in Toronto, I basically wanted to tell a few jokes, say “Jesus loves you,” and then sit down. The problem with that plan came when I started reading the newspaper this week. I arrived in town on Wednesday and there was this story about this mass shooting at a crowded block party in Toronto in which two people were killed and 24 were injured.

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The Happiest Place on Earth

The following continues a series that will serve as the conclusion of the Kicking and Screaming blog. When I told people that I was going…

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