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.
All posts by Brian Strassburger, SJ
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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Catholic Guide to 2020
Break out your calendars! Major Catholic events in 2020.
One-Minute Homily: “The End is Near?”
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. https://youtu.be/ONHjAXmnq2o The end is near! The end of the...
One-Minute Homily: “The Time to Help is Now”
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...
Should A Catholic Support Immigration Reform?
In response to last week’s article “Should A Catholic Support the Border Wall?” by Daniel Mascarenhas, SJ, Brian Strassburger, SJ explores the broader issue of immigration reform, especially as it relates to the U.S.-Mexico border.
One-Minute Homily: “Nobody is Perfect”
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...
Thinking Through Moral Questions with Malcolm Gladwell: An Interview with James Keenan, S.J.
James Keenan, S.J., a theology professor at Boston College, answers questions about his experience of being interviewed by author Malcolm Gladwell on his podcast “Revisionist History,” where they tackled moral issues of today through a method called “casuistry.”
One-Minute Homily: “From Division to Unity”
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...
Taylor Swift’s “ME!” and What Makes Us Unique
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?