The Rev. Terrance W. Klein is a priest of the Diocese of Dodge City and author of Vanity Faith.
Man prays at airport
Faith The Good Word
May 15, 2019
Overwhelmed in the present, we have lost all feel for the future. So let’s say this of eternal life: It is where waiting comes to an end.
Faith The Good Word
May 08, 2019
When we do wrong, our Lord can be as relentless as any mother.
Faith The Good Word
May 02, 2019
In the resurrection accounts, we are being taught that Christ is present in every celebration of the Eucharist. Christ gathers all of time into himself.
Faith The Good Word
April 24, 2019
Holy Communion is the Lord’s way of saying that we need never be apart from him in our lives. He will always be there for us. As Pooh puts it, “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
Faith The Good Word
April 19, 2019
The church has a single focus today—the death of Christ—but her Christ still lives, still suffers in her members and still feeds her with his flesh. We pause in time. Christ does not.
Faith The Good Word
April 18, 2019
St. Thomas arrives at the very center of what happened at the Last Supper, of what would happen the next day on the cross and of what happens at every subsequent Eucharist. With his own hands, Christ gives himself to us.
Faith The Good Word
April 17, 2019
Our senses will be deceived by the appearance of bread and wine, which is why St. Thomas Aquinas insists that we trust only one of our senses, our hearing. On Easter, we solemnly proclaim and hear, silently sounding within our hearts, the saving news of the Gospel.
Faith The Good Word
April 10, 2019
Before the soldiers arrive, before the physical attacks, in the silence of the night, the soul of Christ struggles in agony.
“Christ with the Woman Taken in Adultery,” by Guercino, 1621 (Wikimedia Commons)
Faith The Good Word
April 03, 2019
Unless we remove all of the people, we will never produce a sinless church, one that pursues the good without also perpetrating some evil.
Faith The Good Word
March 28, 2019
We are all about individual rights, personal narratives and the freedom to choose. So was the Prodigal Son, until the food ran out.