Top 10 Jesuit Events of the 2010s

Published Jan 9, 2020 in Catholic Writing, Current Events, Global Catholicism, MAG+S & WYD, Papal Election, Papal News, Pop Culture, Pope Francis, Sports, The Jesuits ~ Approx 8 mins

What a decade for the Jesuits! The 2010s included Sister Jean’s Final Four run, Missy Franklin’s gold medals, new books by James Martin, S.J., the founding of Arrupe College in Chicago, the canonization of Peter Faber, the birth of The Jesuit Post, and (oh yeah!) the election of Pope Francis. Let’s count down the TOP TEN Jesuit events of the decade.

One-Minute Homily: “The End is Near?”

Published Nov 17, 2019 in One-Minute Homily, Spirituality ~ Approx 1 min

As we approach Advent we hear a lot about the end, but Brian Strassburger, SJ, reminds us that every end is also a beginning in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, November 17. The end is near! The end of the liturgical year is near! Hi, I’m Brian Strassburger and this […]

One-Minute Homily: “The Time to Help is Now”

Published Oct 20, 2019 in One-Minute Homily ~ Approx 1 min

Is the parable of the dishonest judge and the persistent widow about bothering God into submission or something more? On this World Mission Sunday, Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on the pursuit of justice in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, October 20. Will you help me now? Will you help me […]

One-Minute Homily: “Nobody is Perfect”

Published Sep 15, 2019 in One-Minute Homily ~ Approx 1 min

Are you perfect? Then this may not be the reflection for you. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reminds us that God’s perfect mercy is Jesus’ answer to our imperfections. Based on the readings for Sunday, September 15, 2019, which you can read here: https://bit.ly/2ZqAniz So tell me, are you perfect?… Hello?? Of course not! None of us […]

One-Minute Homily: “From Division to Unity”

Published Aug 18, 2019 in One-Minute Homily ~ Approx 1 min

Tired of all the division in our world? So is Jesus. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reminds us that we are called to be one and gives tips on how we can help make this happen. Based on the readings for Sunday, August 18, 2019. Do you ever get really frustrated with all the divisions in our […]

Taylor Swift’s “ME!” and What Makes Us Unique

Published May 31, 2019 in In the News, Music, Pop Culture ~ Approx 3 mins

Taylor Swift’s new song “ME!” (a duet with Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie) is another pop culture smash hit at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. But is it just a case of narcissistic individualism in American culture? Or does it reach out to something deeper in the human person?

One-Minute Homily: “Are We Sheep?”

Published May 12, 2019 in One-Minute Homily ~ Approx 1 min

It’s not exactly flattering to be compared to sheep but Brian Strassburger, SJ, breaks open this analogy in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, May 12, 2017, which you can find here: https://bit.ly/30fwP07