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The Rev. Terrance W. Klein is a priest of the Diocese of Dodge City and author of Vanity Faith.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinApril 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
Terrance KleinApril 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
Terrance KleinApril 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
Terrance KleinApril 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
Terrance KleinMarch 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.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinMarch 20, 2019
The question of trust, of giving ourselves to something outside ourselves, is quite fundamental. It goes to the nature of who we are as human beings. One might pose the question this way: Are we clams or clovers?
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinMarch 13, 2019
Intimacy can only be shared between those who love. It cannot be summarized. Intimacy lives in silence.
“Christ in the Desert,” by Ivan Kramskoi
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinMarch 06, 2019
If you picture a dark-winged figure tempting Jesus in the desert, you reduce the real power of evil. Why? Because you have removed the devil’s greatest advantage: the darkness of confusion.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinMarch 06, 2019
Life does not have to be this way. You don’t have to be this way. You can begin again. All that you require has been here all along. You need only return to the mystery of your own baptism.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinFebruary 27, 2019
To live in the real, to reject illusion is to set our face toward growth and toward God.