In the Spotlight
Published Oct 21, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins
I found myself in the community garden here at Loyola University Chicago, where students and Jesuit scholastics volunteer. We harvest the crops and donate them to a local food pantry, I was told, and the idea of helping out appealed to me. So much more happens in the garden that day. Take a moment to read and reflect with me on an experience of a God who nurtures.
Published Oct 19, 2020 in Faith & Politics, In the News, Pope Francis ~ Approx 3 mins
“What’s love got to do with it?” In his latest encyclical, Pope Francis offers a vision of politics based on dialogue, encounter, and solidarity. These words may sound foreign or even naive in our world today, but the Holy Father reminds us that change starts with ordinary people.
Published Oct 19, 2020 in One-Minute Saints, Videos ~ Approx 1 min
St. Isaac Jogues: The Saint for Those Who Have Been Knocked Down by Life
Published Oct 18, 2020 in One-Minute Homily, Videos ~ Approx 1 min
“Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.”
Published Oct 16, 2020 in One-Minute Saints, Videos ~ Approx 1 min
“Behold the Heart that has loved you so much.”
Published Oct 14, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins
When a day trip to New Hampshire’s White Mountains came up this past weekend, some friends and I considered ways to enjoy the great outdoors and the explosion of fall colors in the Northeast. Surely, this was a place to practice my newfound parkour passion. Read what happens when I have to let go and let God.
Published Oct 11, 2020 in One-Minute Homily, Videos ~ Approx 1 min
Sometimes when that party invitation comes, you just want to say no!
Published Oct 9, 2020 in Film, Justice, Pop Culture, Science & Technology, Social Media, Topics ~ Approx 3 mins
Netflix’s new documentary “The Social Dilemma” paints a scary picture of how the tech industry, particularly social media, is having severe negative effects on society. And the lack of objective truth is the cause.
Published Oct 7, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 1min
There are times when I don’t want to accept my present circumstances, so I enter another world with more novelty and excitement. Yet when I turn back to reality, that world evaporates and I am left feeling more alone and discouraged than before. A recent chance meeting with someone broke through this fog of drudgery to reignite the roots of life within me, reminding me to keep my faith in what God places before me each day, no matter how small or mundane.