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Cowboys, Tattoos and Mortification of the Flesh

In the film, The Rider, a young man, Brady Blackburn, suffers a debilitating rodeo injury. Blackburn’s world revolves around horses and he must now forge a new identity. Family dysfunction and rural poverty increase the challenge.  The story is based on actual events and the actors play themselves. A subplot involves the friendship between Bl...

03 21 2019

An Eastern Bishop to Lazy Catholics: Suck It Up!

Sorry, but not sorry, for the somewhat harsh title. As the Easter season has drawn to a close, I was reflecting on penitence. During the 50 days of Easter we celebrate in the Church, we are jubilant in that our Lord has conquered death by His Resurrection. The dark days of Lent are long gone and we’ve found ourselves singing “Alleluia!” again...

05 18 2018

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