Recent Publications 

"Theologia: Digging Deeper," The Way (vol.56, 1: January, 2017, 89-93.

"'It's Nothing Personal': The History of Papal Infallibility", Commonweal,
February 4, 2016


"Policy Fails Test of Pastoral Wisdom," National Catholic Reporter, September 9, 2015. Download

 "Organizational Policy--And Spirituality?", The Way, Vol. 54,3, July 2015. Download

"Leaving the Church": a Painful Blessing?", The Way, Vol. 53, 1.January 2014. Download

"Celibacy and Sexual Abuse: Challenging Stereotypical Thinking", 
Human Development, Vol. 34, 3; Fall 2013, 36-39. Download

"How Do We Tell People What We Do Each Sunday?," Worship 87, 5
(Septermber 2013), 463-70. Download

"Another Day at the Parish FoodPantry," Human Development 34, 2; Summer 2013. Download

"Liturgical Governance From Vatican II to the New Roman Missal," Worship 87, 3 (May 2013), 245-59. Download

"Lethal Responsibility: Reframing gun control as a public safety issue,"America, April 8-15, 2013. Download

"Comittees: Advocate or 'Table-setters'?", Human Development 33 Winter 2012, 30-33. Download

"But How Will the Introduction of the New Roman Missal Be Evaluated?", Worship 86, 6 (November 2012), 544-51 Download

"Pastoral Councils: Why They Frequently Fail---and How to Keep it from Happening", Human Development 33 (Summer, 2012), 30-33. Download

"Good Old Obediah--Or 'What's in Your Canon?'", Human Development 31 (Fall, 2010), 47-48. Download

"Life, Death, Jesus, and a Faint-Hearted Church," Human Development 31 (Summer, 2010), 37-39. Download

"For a Departing Brother: A Letter and Some Further Reflections," Human Development 30 (Winter 2009), 34-38. Download

"Accountability -- and the Risks Involved in its Pursuit," Human Development 30 (Fall, 2009), 28-31. Download

In Fulfillment of Their Mission: The Duties and Tasks of a Roman Catholic Priest -- An Assessment Project [Book Review]. Seminary Journal, 14, 3 (Winter 2008), Download

"'Something Tells Me . . .'," Human Development, 29, 4 (Winter 2008), 10-14). Download 

"A Fresh Look at the Cross," The Way, 46,3 (July 2008), 7-17. Download

"Behold, I Make All Things New," Human Development, 29,1 (Spring 2008), 39-42. Download

"I Need Your Help: An Imaginary Bishop asks for advice," America, December 17, 2007, 16-18. Download

"'I'd Like' or 'I Have To?' Thoughts on Personal Freedom," Human Development (vol. 28, 3: Fall, 2007), 24-28. Download

"Leader of the Pack," Human Development (vol. 28, 1: Spring, 2007), 12-15.
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"Cafeteria Catholics? Cafeteria Catholics!", Pastoral Music (December-January, 2007), 37-38. Download

"Priests and Nurses: A Tale of Two Shortages," America (Dec. 18-25, 2006, 20-21.) Download

"Ideological Struggle in the Church: What is Really Going On?", Human Development (Vol. 27, No. 1: Spring, 2006), 33-38. Download

Patches: A Human Quilter ~ A Human Church. 2005. Published through BooksbyBookends, Ridgewood, NJ. To buy, call 201.670.1440.

"Is Creativity in Song Enough?", National Catholic Reporter, August 27, 2004. Download

"An Examination of Conscience for the Whole People of God",  Human Development (vol. 25, no. 2; Summer, 2004), 5-8. Download

A Human Systems Approach to Leadership: Training in the Ethical Use of Power. Loveland, Ohio. Treehaus Communications, Inc. 2003. www.treehaus1.com

"Goals --- or Ideals?", Human Development (vol. 24, no. 3; Fall, 2003), 33-35. Download

"Geezers Don't Have to Go to Seed," National Jesuit News, Feb.-Mar., 2003
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"Where is it All Heading?", ParishWorks, July/August, 2003 (Vol. 6, No. 6), pp. 1-2. Download 

"How Healthy is Your Work-Place?", Church Personnel Issues, November, 2002. Download

"Religious Community --- a Family?", Human Development, Fall, 2002. Download

"Witnessing to What?", Human Development, Summer, 2002. Download


"In 70's and 80's Bishops Saw Sexual Abuse as Sin", National Catholic Reporter, May 25, 2002, 27. Download

"Mystery of 'church' can happen anywhere: You never know when you will find yourself standing on holy ground", National Catholic Reporter, March 8, 2002, p. 21
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"The Parish Staff: A "Community?", ParishWorks, February, 2002, p. 8
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"The 'Women's Ordination' Question", Human Development, Summer, 2001.
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"Why Close St. Ben's?", America, May 7, 2001. Download 

Blessing Prayers for Personal Meditation and Communal Celebration. Loveland, OH: Treehaus Communications, Inc., 2000. www.treehaus1.com.

"Musings of an Inveterate Geezer-Watcher", National Jesuit News, May, 2000 (vol. 29, 6), p. 20. Download