As I sit down to write, the latest headlines state that as of today, the United States has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 of any country in the world. Part of what […]
Sometimes the Desert Comes to Us
I spent Ash Wednesday with my sister in her darkened hospital room. I held her hand. She graciously laughed at my weak jokes. Sometimes we chatted with the nurse. Sometimes we sat in the stillness […]
Can I get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice: A Book Review
Are you looking for a challenging, provocative, and inspiring read for your Lenten journey this year? I highly recommend the newly published work, Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, And Agitators for […]
Seeking God in the Garden of Gethsemane
Sitting in the Garden of Gethsemane I was consoled by an experience that I might not have gotten elsewhere.How often in considering this story do we consider that Jesus sought consolation and prayer in a garden?
VaLENTine’s Day Memes
Enjoy these VaLENTine’s Day memes!
The Frailty of Easter
We humans are a short-lived species. The average life-span in the United States hovers between 75 and 80. The age of the earth, on the other hand, is around 4,500,000,000 years. The age of the […]
God Has Died: A Brief Good Friday Reflection
Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee! ’Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee. I crucified thee. -stanza 2 of the hymn Ah, Holy […]
Tomorrow is Today, Chicago!
Yesterday, on the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Cardinal Cupich announced the launching of a comprehensive program to address the violence plaguing Chicago communities. A letter was also issued to the citizens of Chicago […]
Bursting the Boundaries of Budget Cuts: The Virtue of Imagination
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN, spoke at Loyola University Chicago’s Climate Justice conference recently to address our global ecological crisis. Her motivating question was: […]
Laetare: Lenten Rejoicing, in Three Songs
Song One: Today’s entrance antiphon, from which this Fourth Sunday in Lent takes its name: Lætare Jerusalem: et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam: gaudete cum lætitia, qui in tristitia fuistis: ut exsultetis, et satiemini […]
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