A Prayer for the Sisters

From Fr. James Martin: Evening prayer: Dear God, tomorrow in Vatican City the leadership team from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will meet with Cardinal William Levada and Archbishop Peter Sartain at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. God, I know that all of the men and women at this meeting are […]

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Elizabeth: The First Spiritual Director

Today is the feast of the Visitation, where Mary travels to meet her cousin Elizabeth after the news that she was with child is revealed. I have many thoughts on this, the first of which is the wonder if Mary needed to get out of Dodge? It probably wasn’t easy to be a single, pregnant […]

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50 Day Giveaway (Part 2)

So last lent, I riffed on Flip Caderao’s Lenten 40 day giveaway and did a 50 day giveaway for Lent. I’ve decided to do the same thing this year as I really enjoyed doing that last year. I’ve decided to make it harder and simply do it locally here in Buffalo—but I will also be […]

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Pope Benedict: Occupy Wall Street Rocks!

NPR called Benedict and “unlikely” supporter of economic reform. Shows that the image of the Catholic Church is misconstrued as a solely right-wing organization because they are against abortion and gay marriage. Here’s more from NPR on the Pope’s take on redistribution of wealth. NPR acts as if this is a “Who knew?” kind of […]

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Details to Follow

We’ve taken a blogging break for the holiday and now head home from the snowbound NYC. Should be an adventure and I will add some details later. We stayed at a hotel in Tarrytown after visiting my parents. A good visit all around. Pictures will also follow, for the moment they are unavailable though. Again, […]

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What Kind of King Are You Anyway?

Reflection for Christ the King Sunday: I don’t know why I opened the email. It was from my friend, Keith and I hadn’t heard from him in years. When I opened it. I read possibly the most evil thing I have ever heard. Keith’s brother was going through a divorce and his soon to be […]

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What Ties You Down To Your Mat?

Reflection during the reconciliation service for the UB Charis Retreat this weekend: Sometimes our friends think more of us than we think of ourselves. Don’t they? Take the friends of the paralyzed man. By being friends with someone who couldn’t walk, they are actually making a huge theological statement. For you see, at the time […]

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Cheeseburger Deluxe

This is probably a good question for my foodie friends but isn’t the word “deluxe” standard for “with fries” in any diner? Example: cheeseburger deluxe I asked for one in a Buffalo diner and got a strange look from the waitress. In fairness, because I am nothing if not the king of fairness, it was […]

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Everyone Should Go To This Conference….

To all faithful viewers who are interested in Campus and Young Adult Ministry… This summer on June 25-26 Fordham University’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies is holding a conference called: Where Have All the Young People Gone? I would like to personally invite you to attend the conference and ask that you publicize it […]

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