The Bible is the best-selling book of all time and a fundamental part of our faith, but it can be intimidating. Brian Strassburger, SJ, addresses some questions about the Bible to help you feel more comfortable picking it up.
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Brian was ordained a priest in June 2021. He is currently working in the diocese of Brownsville, TX on the US-Mexico border. Brian grew up in Denver, CO, and went to Regis Jesuit High School followed by college at Saint Louis University. As a Jesuit, he studied International Development at Fordham University, which inspired two and half years working at a Jesuit nonprofit in Managua, Nicaragua. After theology studies at Boston College, Brian was ordained and sent to a new mission of his province on the border. He helps at a local parish in Brownsville, accompanies migrants on both sides of the border, and co-hosts The Jesuit Border Podcast. Brian’s extracurricular activities include cheering on Denver sports teams, growing a beard, and enjoying fellowship over beers.
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The Jesuit Border Podcast
Louie Hotop, SJ, and Brian Strassburger, SJ, are two recently ordained Jesuit priests working on the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, TX. They’ve started the Jesuit Border Podcast to share stories and interviews that explore the humanitarian response along the U.S.-Mexico border from a Catholic perspective. Check it out and subscribe!
The U.S. Catholic Church Needs Migrants, and Not Just to Fill Pews
With rising numbers of migrants reaching our southern border, we need to be reminded of the mutually beneficial relationship between the Church and migrants in our transnational world. Migrants need the Church and the Church needs migrants.
Catholic 101: How are we saved?
“Have you been saved?” It is a question we might not like to be asked by a stranger, but it is a question worth pondering over. Have we been saved? What does it mean to be saved? And what does the Church teach about salvation? This addition to the Catholic 101 series provides some helpful insights on the Church’s teaching about salvation.
Catholic Guide to 2021
Break out your calendars! Online and in-person, here are the major Catholic events in 2021.
Learning From Our Mistakes: 3 Lessons the HIV/AIDS Pandemic Can Teach Us About COVID
On World AIDS Day, let’s remember that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic of our lifetime. We can learn valuable lessons about our response to COVID in the months to come as we reflect on nearly 40 years of the AIDS epidemic to chart a better path forward.
Anti-immigration sentiments aren’t leaving with Trump. What can we do about it?
President-elect Joe Biden has not put immigration at the top of his list of priorities. But we should. How can we build a culture of encounter to help reshape attitudes and policies around immigration? We can begin in our local parishes and schools. Here’s how.
St. Mother Teresa: A Saint for the Poorest of the Poor | One-Minute Saints
St. Mother Teresa is a saint of our own time, showing the world what it truly means to see and love Christ through the poor and marginalized. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa on her Feast Day. https://youtu.be/donHmgrZNQI “If...
St. Ignatius of Loyola: A Saint for the Grateful | One-Minute Saints
On the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on his legacy and his spirituality. In short, Ignatius teaches us the value of gratitude.