Sweet Tweets for 1/17/14: Bringing about Peace

This week as I’ve spent time running around the city of Boston, it’s very fun and interesting to see the world from the perspective of the East coast. From being on Eastern time zone and dealing with the cold to hearing the Eucharistic prayers at Mass prayed with a Boston accent, it’s like I’m “home” [Read More...]

Pope Francis, Eli, the New York Times and Humility

One of the best things about living in a hotel room for two weeks in Boston is having both the Boston Globe and the New York Times discreetly dropped next to your door each morning. So this morning, I rose to the hard copy of the NY Times’ article (which had been posted online yesterday) [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/10/14: A Place at Our Table

This week, I spent a great deal of time inside a casino. Don’t get me wrong — I wasn’t gambling! Being there and seeing some of the folks I encountered during a “people watching” stroll made my heart hurt. The pain, the loneliness, and even in one case the obvious homelessness of the people was [Read More...]

A New Bishop for Canada & Other Catholic “Perspectives” of the Day

From Salt & Light’s daily “Perspective” news blast: Today on Perspectives, Canada had a new bishop, Pope Francis’ daily homily, changes coming for Monsignors and CNS talks to the president of the USCCB about the relationship between the Church and the United States government. [Read more...]

Sweet Tweets for 1/3/14: Drawing Joy from the Crib

q Don’t you love the “back to business” feel that is in the air today?! If you’ve been in “unplugged mode” as I have, you’ll find this week’s Sweet Tweets especially helpful as a recap of the big news for the past seven days. For his part, Pope Francis has been very busy and there’s [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 12/20/13: The Love of God is Not Generic

Around us, we see all the trappings of Christmas, and yet we bask in the glow of that rose-colored Advent calendar. “Not yet,” I tell myself… “I’m not ready.” But I worry a bit how much of that “not ready” sense of mine is related to what society thinks is important during Christmas — the [Read More...]

Evangelii Gaudium – A Tardy Update

  I wanted to offer a procrastinator’s apology for the obvious drop off of my reflections on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel. While I’ve truly been enjoying my daily readings of the document, all of my “words” have been going toward the book project I’m working on. In an effort [Read More...]

Top 5 Surprises from the Papal Interview

While I haven’t read the book personally yet, I’m very interested in the new book from America Magazine, A Big Heart Open to God. In the following video, Fr. Jim Martin, S.J., America‘s Editor at Large, describes five striking aspects about the interview recent interview with Pope Francis conducted by Antonio Spadaro, S.J. Video Link [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 12/13/13: Person of the Year

It’s been an exciting week. Not only are we fully in the midst of the beautiful season of Advent, but we had the big news of Pope Francis’ selection as TIME’s Person of the Year. There were many other important stories, so I hope you find this week’s Sweet Tweets a helpful recap of all [Read More...]

Humility: Constructing Solid Foundations

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Today, in work on my book project (which may still be the early death of me) I am writing on the topic of humility. In my research on the topic — since I truly have a lot to learn — I ran across the most beautiful quotation, attributed to St. Augustine: Do you wish to [Read More...]


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