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Pope Francis
confession, gratitude, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration

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...
education, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration, reflections

The Holy Trinity

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday and you can find readings for this weekend’s mass here. But just what the heck is the Holy Trinity anyway?  We...
Campus Ministry, Canisius

Risking Woundedness

It is better to have a Church that is wounded but out in the streets than a Church that is sick because it is closed...
Campus Ministry, Canisius

Discerning the Semester

Greetings from a long lost blogger.  When I’m not writing, you should worry.  Well…maybe not that much, but enough to consider that I’m not taking...
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...
death, radio

Joe Franklin and Catholicism

So radio and TV icon Joe Franklin died this week at the reported age of 88 (I don’t believe that for a second).  Joe was...
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...
Clergy and Laity
Fordham, Pope Francis