Off the Bench and Corinthians Compendium

crouching-tig“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is a delightful movie, with people running up and down walls and flying through the air.

Speaking of the two movies I saw while I was in the seminary: The other one is “Hurricane,” starring Denzel Washington.

It is the story of Rubin Carter, boxing champion, who was jailed for murders he insisted he did not commit.

Lots of bad language, and there is no guarantee that the movie tells the story truthfully. But it is excellent.

hurricane…Not to scold you, gentle reader–but I must say I am a little disappointed that we couldn’t manage any debate over whether or not Abraham Lincoln was actually a good person.

I know everyone is busy. But do I really have to remind you that there is nothing more important than disputed questions of historical morality?

And do NOT give me the excuse, “I don’t know anything about the topic.” I never let that get in the way!

Here is Bob Dylan’s music video of his song about Hurricane Carter. It contains clips from the movie. (Remember that Bob Dylan can be a big potty-mouth sometimes.)

Your humble servant has been sitting on the bench for a while when it comes to preaching at Sunday Mass. The coach is getting ready to put me back in the game. But in the meantime, here is a little compendium of my homilies on St. Paul’s “Corinthian Correspondence.”

st-paul-medallionHomily on St. Paul, the Corinthians, and current events

Explanation of I Corinthians 2-3

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (Homily on I Corinthians 7:29-31)

Keep the Sabbath (Homily on I Corinthians 7:32)

Homily on I Corinthians 12: One Body

Homily on I Corinthians 13: One thing, Love

Homily on II Corinthians

Homily on II Corinthians 8:9

One thought on “Off the Bench and Corinthians Compendium

  1. Father M.:

    It’s really hard to have a debate over such a historic figure as Abraham Lincoln. He’s taken on such a mythic aura that it feels very awkward to say anything that could even suggest he wasn’t nearly perfect.

    President Lincoln might have held strong beliefs, but above all he was a pragmatist. He was imperfect as we all are and in His Divine Providence, God chose to act thru Lincoln at a certain point in history to end slavery and preserve the Union.

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