Just trying to keep me in stitches

A few weeks back I wrote a column about this old dog being able to learn new tricks — dealing with the losses of my dad and my good friend Tommy.

While I have been able …

Full speed ahead

Sunday 13 May 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — 46th anniversary of my ordination

A growing number of parishes in our diocese have …

The contemporary attack on motherhood 

I have had the joy of guiding tens of thousands on pilgrimages within St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Part of the tour involves identifying some of …

Gaudete et Exsultate

Easter season still surrounds us; its scent lingers in the churches as we walk with the Risen Christ through our Sunday readings. For newly-initiated Catholics, …

Cowboys, infertility and deeper moral questions

Most people still remember the story of Nadya Suleman, dubbed “Octomom,” a single woman who used in vitro fertilization to become pregnant with eight babies …

Spirit-filled encounters

In modern society, there are two kinds of interactions that can be deeply annoying — even degrading. The first is when we are forced to interact with automated …

On loving the Holy Father

March 13 marked the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election as bishop of Rome, successor of Peter and head of the Universal Church. As always with …

One another

What is friendship? Often we will make reference to someone we know as a friend, we hear children speaking about their best friend, and even couples will refer to their …

On the rocks

If you have an alcoholic drink such as scotch on the rocks, you have a shot with ice in it. If a Marriage or a business is on the rocks, it means …

Change of residence

I realized the depth of faith revealed in the tale Father was using in his homily. He was describing a priest who, instead of tabulating deceased parishioners, …

Extraordinary ordinariness

I have been writing in this space for nearly 12 years and most times I truly wonder, as I prepare this article, what is the one profound thing I can say …

Time to slow down

Prayer has been one of those activities that most of us have referred to, but struggle with when it comes to its actual practice. What is prayer? What does …

Candle and mirror

I have not been able to switch over to putting my schedule online. I tried it for a year using Google calendar and I missed more appointments than I remembered. It just did …

Leading to the Great Sacrifice

Editor’s note: This continues a series of columns by Father Martin L. Buote on Catholic worship.

The Letter to the Hebrews clearly identifies two covenants, and quotes …



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