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THE DIFFERENCE FAITH MAKES

One of the hardest assignments that I had to complete as a seminarian was when we were assigned in our Second Year of Theology for our Pastoral Assignment.  Every semester they tried to vary it…

REJOICE? WHY? HOW?

Let me tell you how the devil tempted me and got into my head on Friday.  He did it via email if you can believe that.  There was I minding my own business going through…

NEED TO DETOX

One major life change for me as a result of the craziness of the viral pandemic has been going through what I’ve called a “media detox.”  I’m not sure of when exactly in the almost…

HEROIC VIRTUE IN AGE OF ANTI-HEROES

In recent years there’s been a number of television shows that are remakes or revisit characters and storylines that were popular and enjoyed success in the past.   One that is particularly interesting had one of…

SIGNS OF THE KINGDOM

There is nothing subtle about today’s feast day - or more precisely, today’s “solemnity” which means one of the greatest of feasts...  This greatest of feasts is called the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,…

MEMENTO MORI

Every Tuesday our Campus Ministry hosts what we call our weekly “Newman Night,” where we offer our students a free dinner and have a presentation about a variety of Catholic topics.  This past week, the…

ALL IN

Whether you’re into Poker or not, the popularity of that card game - to the point that even those tournaments are broadcast as events on television - has impacted our language in a specific way:…

TAKE THE WHEEL & DRIVE

Do you remember Drivers Education?  For some of you, it was probably just a couple of years ago... Not sure how much has changed, because for me it’s now 31 years ago (and wow that…

WHAT DO YOU WANT…

“What do you want me to do for you?”  I don’t know how many hours I’ve gotten lost in this scene from tonight’s Gospel over the years.  Imagining Jesus standing before me asking that pivotal…

SELECTIVE LISTENING

A couple who have been dating for over a year have this huge fight:   Stephanie who is a waitress when she got off work, went over to her boyfriend’s house.  It was a tough…