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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Is there Enough Mercy for Judas?
Few biblical characters loom as large in our imagination as Judas Iscariot. The theological problem posed by Judas and his motivations have spilled oceans of ink, whether in the Gnostic sects that hailed him or […]
Palm Sunday: Affirming the Value of All Living
The Palm Sunday liturgy produces a tension in us. The stories that we tell are really a process, a journey that we call Passion. We have Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the one hand […]
St. Joseph: A Contemplative-in-Action
The Feast of St. Joseph did not become an important feast day for me until I began teaching at Mount Saint Joseph Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Brighton, MA sponsored by the Sisters […]
Of Mercy and Homecomings
A few weeks ago I woke up a few hours before dawn and decided to go out for a sunrise hike. I set off with my cleats and headlamp and hiked up the local […]
Arresting the Beauty: Art and the Transfiguration of Jesus
Second Sunday of Lent Art captures beauty and truth in a way that evades empirical observations. This mystery was mediated before me as I sauntered through the Art Institute of Chicago the other day. I was […]
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