Careful the things you say Children will listen Careful you do them too Children will see And learn Tamper with what is true And children will turn If just to be free Careful before you say “Listen to me” Children will listen Careful the tale you tell That is the spell Children will listen (Lyrics […]Read More Children Will Listen: Into the Woods and Out of the Court
I recently saw two movies that could not be less similar in story and genre: Gone Girl and Annabelle. While these movies in many ways differ greatly, the themes of family and married life are prominent in both. In light of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family currently taking place in the Catholic Church, there […]Read More Gone God: In Movies and Marriage.
“As they were marching out, they came upon a man of Cyre′ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross.” ~Matthew 27:32 Anyone. It could have been anyone. Of the faces in the crowd, there was one man among the many buried, with no visible burden he carried. He had […]Read More The Cyrenian’s Cross
“The earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord.” ― Augustine of Hippo, City of God “I want to be the best in the World. I want to win gold. This is more than just some piece of medal. It’s about what the medal represents. The virtues it requires to attain […]Read More Foxcatcher and The Two Cities
1 Language to learn. 2 Months. 3 learning sites and micro-climates. 12 hours of day and night. Over a dozen Churches where we received and adored Jesus. About 70 cups of local coffee. Hundreds of miles flown, driven and walked. Thousands of experiences and memories with the Catholic Christians of Costa Rica. More than our […]Read More Emmaus Road: Experiencing More than Spanish in Costa Rica
“I’ve tried them all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out is the Church of Baseball.” -Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham, 1988. “Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand.” –Leo Durocher, former MLB player and manager. Pastime n. an activity you enjoy doing during your free […]Read More Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball
The first year of seminary is complete. The first of two years of study in Philosophy. The first of six years overall to prepare to become a priest of Jesus Christ. What can be said of this experience? What happened? What changed in my life? What was seminary life like? A lot of these […]Read More “What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.