These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:00


R. Alleluia, alleluia.
 Receive the word of God, not as the word of men,
 but as it truly is, the word of God. 
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
(1 Thes 2:13)

Yesterday, Pope Francis issued a Motu Propio (Spiritus Domini) that officially opened the ministries of Lector and Acolyte to women. This may seem a bit strange since most of us are accustomed to seeing women reading and serving at Mass. As Father Anthony Ruff, OSB, noted on his liturgy blog PrayTell (https://www.praytellblog.com/), “This is big.”


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