Is Conscious Celibacy a “Yes” to Love?

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I could use your opinion. Especially if you are single. I’ve run into a bit of a sticking point in my work on my new book, “The Grace of Yes”. In one of the chapters, I am looking at the concept of saying, “Yes” to love in our lives. I want to include all kinds [Read More...]

Are You a Missionary? @Pontifex Ponderings

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In his morning tweet today, Pope Francis thanked missionaries who “quietly work hard”: I thank all missionaries, men and women who quietly work hard for the Lord and their brothers and sisters. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 4, 2013 His tweet got me to thinking about the question, “Am I a missionary?” When you look [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #13: Interview about #CRSEgan Rwanda Trip is Online

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Just in case you don’t wake up at the crack of dawn on Thursday mornings to listen to the Sonrise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, you can catch the interview that I did yesterday about our Rwanda trip with Catholic Relief Services online at the CRS Newswire [Read More...]

Saying “Yes” to God – Please Share Your Stories

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Now that I am home from Rwanda, work is beginning in earnest on my next book, The Grace of Yes. Without giving too much detail here, I will share that this book is an encouragement to all of us — myself included — to be more open to God’s will for our lives. As I’m [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #12: What I’ve Learned & How I Feel

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Today for the first time since returning home from Rwanda last Sunday night, I’m feeling back to “normal” physically. My ears have stopped ringing from thirty plus hours in the air, my ankles are back to their normal shape, and I no longer feel like bursting into [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #11: SILC, Strategic Support and a Celebration

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. While my body is officially back home in Fresno, California today, my heart and mind remain torn between this place and the green hills of Rwanda, half a world away. Over the next few weeks, I will continue to share my reactions to the experience I’ve enjoyed [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #10: A Bishop, A Bashed Nose, Goodies and Experts

Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. First of all, please accept my apologies for the abbreviated post yesterday. While the hotel we stayed in — the Centre Saint Andre owned by the Diocese of Kabgayi in the Muhanga district was beautiful, the Internet connectivity (and the hot water — as my photos will [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #9: Holy Mass, Coffee Growers, Genocide Memorial and Our Lady of Kibeho

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Mass, Our Lady of Wisdom, Diocese of Butare This day started with an early wake up call — we were off to Mass bright and early at Our Lady of the Miracles, the Cathedral in the Diocese of Butare. As a gift to our group, our celebrant [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #8: Grief, Forgiveness, New Friendships and Selfies

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Today’s journal entry is going to be exceptionally short. While the day was filled with amazing memories, I am operating on three hours sleep (too much Rwandan coffee yesterday!) and less than ideal working conditions. My “office” tonight has me perched on the edge of the bathtub [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #7: CRS Rwanda, Episcopal Conference & Kigali Memorial Centre

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. The more time I spend in Rwanda, the more I see it as an amazing place of both contradictions and of consistencies. Permit me to ponder this for a few moments before I recap today’s amazing highlights. First: contradictions. This came to my mind today when a [Read More...]


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