Soul Searching

I’ve been thinking a lot about my present life situation these days. Over the past 6 years I’ve become one of the experts in my ministry field, built a national web presence for the Paulists, started and co-hosted a podcast, and led a very successful retreat program (probably what I’m most proud of). I also […]

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Forgiveness

Much like the great example that John Paul II gave when he forgave his assassin, today we look to our Amish brothers and sisters who have openly forgiven the man who killed 5 Amish women in a senseless act of revenge over a 20 year grudge. Thursday’s funerals were scheduled for Naomi Rose Ebersole, 7; […]

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Halo bangin’ to Slayer

What’s next? The BustedHalo.com mosh pit? An absolutely awesome column by Dave Nantais about Slayer’s new album on BustedHalo.com.A lot of my high school friends were metal-heads so I listened to a bit of this stuff growing up…not my thing really but I do think the lyrics of a lot of these songs are brilliant. […]

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Hijackers claimed to be protesting Pope’s comments.

From Reuters Today: “A Turkish airliner flying from Tirana to Istanbul has been hijacked and flown to Brindisi in southern Italy in an apparent protest against the Pope.” Soon after…. “The two hijackers of the Turkish Airlines flight that was forced to land in Italy on Tuesday have surrendered and will ask for political asylum, […]

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Off to the playoffs!

The baseball playoffs start today… Lucky me…my (now)main man, Kenneth Wright, spiritual director extrodinaire, has invited me to Game 1 of the Yanks/Tigers. I’ll be having a hot dog for dinner. Some background on my baseball past: I used to cover the home games for the Mets and the Yankees for both WFAN and then […]

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Pastoral vs Theoretical

Fr. Eugene Lauer had a curious comment during his after dinner comments at Fordham’s Garduate School of Religion and Religious Education dinner. He mentioned that the National Pastoral Life Center is not really interested in high fallutin theological theories…but rather, they are focused on how to serve people at a basic pastoral level. How do […]

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Fordham’s GSRRE Dinner

This was a lovely affair with over 225 people attending. Fr. Eugene Lauer of the National Pastoral Life Center provided after-dinner comments and accepted the Gaudium Et Spes Award on behalf of the deceased Msgr. Phil Murnion and the center. Jesuits Joe and Vin Novak were glowng and Dr. Jack Nelson, his wife Kathy and […]

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If it’s Saturday, I’m at Fordham

I’ll be teaching as a guest lecturer at Fordham today (Saturday, 9/30) on Millennial young adults for my mentor Dr. Kieran Scott. Later in the evening, I’ll also be attending the first annual Sapietia et Doctrina Awards Dinner for the Grad School of Religion and Religious Education. I’ve served on the committee for the event […]

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