So Punish Me, Don’t Do It

A young man once challenged me about the Sacrament of Confession in a semi-public forum. “Why do I have to confess my sins to a priest, when I can just go directly to God?” “A good question!” I replied back.  He smiled waiting for a cop-out answer of some sort. But I honored his question […]

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Restoring Dignity

It’s something we’re all called to do for all people. And Ronald Davis helps us all remember this today. An incredible interview. From 22 words–which is a great site. A h/t to my fabulous colleague Susan Haarman from Loyola Chicago. I’ve been thinking much about the things that we all think are important lately. We […]

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Beyond Bread and Wine

So the past few days, I’ve been talking a bit about communion with friends. I posted the following on Facebook: Ok folks…here’s one for the germaphobes. The blood of Christ should not be suspended. #1 there’s enough alcohol in there to kill any germs and second of all people should police themselves if they are […]

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The Annual Telling of My Favorite Christmas Story

I’ve told this story many times before including here on this blog. It’s from my Fordham days and it never gets old. My classmates Joe Squillace and Tracy Crimmins who are both still friends today were the community service types in college and they ran the annual “Give a Child a Christmas” campaign. Honestly it’s […]

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