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Clergy and Laity, Male Spirituality, vocation

Men and Women in Ministries Together

So the recent uproar over the comments made by Cardinal Burke here and a San Francisco parish’s banning of female altar servers has caused a great...
gratitude, inspiration, vocation, young adult ministry

What is a Godparent?

I joke with my friends Jonathan and Marianne who are expecting their second child often about the fact that they “owe” me because they met...
dogs, gratitude, Pope Francis, resolutions, vocation, Work

2014: Get Lost!

So the end of a crappy, crappy year is upon us. I spent today taking my beloved pet, Haze Hayes to the eye doctor who...
Blogging, Campus Ministry, Canisius, Discernment, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration, retreats, spiritual direction, vocation, Work

Do You Have the Time?

Time..don’t run out on me. It’s a phrase that I’ve mentioned often in ministry as being an element that is essential to the development of...
Pope Francis, spiritual direction, vocation

Obsessed With Others…In Good and Bad Ways

Today’s NY Times has reporter Laurie Goodstein talking about Conservative Catholics (her term, not mine) being disenchanted with Pope Francis. One particular commenter stuck out...
Campus Ministry, Canisius, Clergy and Laity, education, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration, mental illness, Pope Francis, Pray, prayer, spiritual direction, violence, viral videos, vocation, Work, young adult ministry

Can We Heal Wounds?

When the horror of September 11th came upon the United States my friends with children fought vigorously to keep their children away from the television...
Campus Ministry, education, forgiveness, inspiration, vocation, young adult ministry

First Day at School Memories

While many of my friends are sending their kids off to their first day of school and my wife heads in to her first day...
reflections, sports, vocation

Praying Through Baseball

A recent article in the Christian Century tugged at my heartstrings because it brought up the strong connection many of us pastoral ministry types have...
Discernment, vocation, Work, young adult ministry

For All That I Am, Lord

Written at the Collegeville Institute as our prayer to describe where the spirit is moving in our communities with regards to their own vocation: Thank...
Campus Ministry, Discernment, vocation, Work, young adult ministry

To Find the Sunrise Amidst the Rain

So I just spent two glorious days at the Collegeville Institute in Minnesota, which is one of my all time favorite places. Whether the lovely...