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Welcoming refugees is the Lord’s work

Have you ever had a moment when you just knew the Holy Spirit was at work right in front of you? When your spine tingles and your eyes grow wide?

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Learning from great theologians and my mother

Somewhere in the midst of pursuing a master’s degree in theology, of immersing myself in the likes of Karl Rahner (poetic, to me) and Hans Urs Von Balthasar (barely comprehensible),

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Grace comes with the abandonment of self

The Western Church celebrates a relatively late start to Lent this year. One benefit is that as our spiritual journeys of penitence and self-reflection are still relatively fresh, the timing

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The death and witness of a poet-priest

While in England this week, I was privileged to meet with a number of local experts curating some manuscripts and rare books of Robert Southwell, a Jesuit priest and poet

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Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of Saint Peter’s, and I went to Rome

On a late August night in 2016, with a one way ticket in hand, I jetted off to Rome to achieve my dreams of working in Vatican City. After I

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Meeting the changing demographics of the church in America

This week, I was one of a few faculty members and program directors representing Loyola at the annual meeting of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM) in Tucson,

Columns That All May Be One

Social justice for the dignity of all people

Back in December Pope Francis called for an international, ecumenical gathering in Modesto, California, to discuss social justice issues. Since his time as Cardinal in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has

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A theological influence on Pope Francis

This week I have been offered an amazing opportunity to sit down with Jesuit Father Juan Carlos Scannone at Boston College, where he will be attending an event titled the

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Only God can provide us with true happiness

Just a few weeks ago, on Jan. 20, 2017, the 45th President of the United States of America took the oath of office, becoming the chief executive of the government.

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Islands don’t need insurance, but people do

Anglican divine and British poet John Donne said it 500 years ago: “No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of