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forgiveness, reflections

Making Mistakes

Today I made a mistake.  It wasn’t my first, won’t be my last.  But it was a stupid, careless mistake that I made because I...
environment, Pope Francis, Undefined

Caring for All Creation

Back a few weeks ago, we decided to pray outside for our weekday mass honoring the words of Pope Francis’ new encyclical Ladatio Si.  It...
Ignatian Spirituality, spiritual direction
forgiveness, Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration

I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Today’s Gospel from Matthew hits many of us right between the eyes when we hear the following words: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” How often...
Ignatian Spirituality, inspiration

Life After the Spiritual Exercises

Andy Otto over at has a great piece today on the “Fifth Week” of the Spiritual Exercises, that is, the rest of our lives...
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...