Remembering Francis: From 12th Century Rebel to 21st Century Pope

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Today (October 4), Christians around the world remember one of the great heroes of our faith, and the Pope’s namesake – Francis of Assisi. But Francesco Bernadone (Francis of Assisi), who died on October 3, 1226 must be laughing at the irony of it all. He was one of the first critics of capitalism, one [Read More...]

A Common Man: A Tribute to Richard Twiss

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This weekend I was set to speak in Detroit.  A few hours before the event, I got news that our brother Richard Twiss had crossed over to the other side, after a massive heart attack a few days ago. With tears running down my face, we started the event by lighting a candle for Richard [Read More...]

What Would Jesus Say to the NRA?

What does the birth of the baby Jesus 2000 years ago have to offer the violent, troubled world we live in? Or what would Jesus say to the NRA? I want to suggest — A lot. A whole lot. Jesus entered the world from a posture of absolute vulnerability — as an unarmed, innocent child [Read More...]


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