Father Terry’s Blog

A Community within Communities: Valentine’s Day

January 26, 2012

A dear friend, Stewart Butler, holds dearly Valentine’s Day because it was the quintessential day for his life partner, Alfred. Alfred loved Valentine’s Day and all that it meant. To this very day one can meander down Esplanade Ave. and see the lovely hearts set about the ancient bricks in the Faerie Playhouse. To this […]

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Murders in Our City: An urban holocaust rooted in history; played out in culture; a voiceless dirge.

January 19, 2012

What follows is a litany of the victims of violence since the first of this year. In a Facebook string prompted by a most excellent man, James Patton Walsh, two sets of ideas seemed to have emerged regarding murders in New Orleans. One saying that this holocaust is a result of historical bias, historical disenfranchisement, […]

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New Year’s Hope

December 30, 2011

By the time this is published the year will already be filled with busyness. As for me I will be thinking about the Feast of the Epiphany. As for you that means Twelfth Night and thinking about Mardi Gras Balls. Perhaps we will all be rejoicing in a Saints Super Bowl victory or maybe saying, […]

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Incense, children, Christmas, and murders: A day in the life of NOLA.

December 19, 2011

THE photo to the left was taken by Eliot Kamenitz and it is the kind of photo he loves to take. It was a great jazz mass at St. Augustine’s in the Tremé . Yet, he was called from the story and sent to the French Quarter to cover the death of a horse pulling […]

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A Community within Communities: God Bless us one and all!

December 15, 2011

For many of us Christmas is a season of sadness. The shadows grow long and the streets darken earlier. It is often damp and chilled. Mulled wine, bourbon, hot cakes, none seems to bring joy. We are hurt and the family that we long for seems somehow removed, inaccessible, we just want companionship and to […]

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Kristallnacht and Desecration at St. Anna’s

November 21, 2011

This is an Open Letter of Thanks sent to the Episcopal Clergy of New Orleans on 11/21/2011 addressing acts of desecration that occurred on 11/17/2011. As some may know St. Anna’s experienced an act of hatred and desecration recently. Swastikas were drawn on holy cards and arrayed in our prayer chapel aka Narthex in an […]

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A Community within Communities: A bridge over troubled waters.

November 16, 2011

“Act locally think globally” is a catch phrase that tries to capture a sentiment seeks to understand the connections throughout the world that make us the human family. St. Anna’s has recently received a grant with a daunting task at hand. The task seems simple enough but the execution may be difficult indeed. Within our […]

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All Saints Day 2011

November 1, 2011

It was a very quiet All Hallows eve for my wife Vicki and me. Only one set of goblins rousted us for treats. We read some, ate chicken pot pies, and then watched a very bad horror film and went to bed. It was quiet and cool and was a delightful evening. Not watching the […]

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A Community within Communities: Got enough time and baking bread.

September 7, 2011

The following was published in Ambush Magazine in Mid August 2011.“Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes […]

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A Community within Communities

September 1, 2011

“Community within Communities” is a series of articles currently being published in Ambush Magazine by invitation of the owners and publishers. It was first conceived when Rip and Marsha, the Ambush publishers, attended a fund raiser for Dodwell House a future community center for outreach of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church. This magazine is important to us because […]

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