Praying for peace as a parish

Sunday afternoon was one of the most moving and encouraging moments of my priesthood yet.  As you all know, Pope Francis called for prayer and fasting to occur on Saturday (1-5pm Eastern) to pray for peace in Syria. Unfortunately, with the way that most parishes are arranged it was impossible to arrange anything to occur [Read More...]

Why I am a Catholic in less than 200 words: Holy Thursday

A perfect storm – Trying to come up with a homily for Holy Thursday evening and a post on why I am Catholic in less than 200 words.  Not until I sat down to prepare that homily did it all click.  It’s all because of Holy Thursday. I’m a Catholic first because God calls me [Read More...]

Missy (and the Jesuits) gets it right

America’s newest sweetheart has her head on straight. Missy Franklin won a gold medal in the women’s 100 backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She is the youngest member of the Women’s swimming team – she is just entering into her senior year of Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora.  Speaking to the [Read More...]