Sometimes, being a people of faith, a part of a religion, is not an easy prospect. We face a lot of difficulties… but sometimes those difficulties come from within. How do we respond?
The Sex Abuse Crisis Is Far From Over
Usually, Upon Friar Review is a light, fun show to watch. We laugh, we make fun of each other, it’s a great time. Not this week. Fr. Patrick and I take a look at the award-winning movie Spotlight to discuss the ongoing issues of clergy sex abuse in the Church. Viewer discretion is advised.
Denied Communion? Let’s Reframe the Discussion
Looking for something a little lighter than the sex abuse crisis? How about the question of denying communion to politicians like Joe Biden. Yeah… I said it was going to be a rough week. While many on the internet have had a lot to say about this topic, I think there is an approach that isn’t always mentioned.
Looking for some Old Hope?
In the midst of so much chaos and powerlessness, it’s great sometimes to visit a classic movie in which the good guys win. In this week’s episode of Everyday Liminality, Fr. Tito and I look back on the iconic start to the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope). Things don’t always come easy for our heroes, but they stick together and overcome obstacles.
The Saints we Forget
We love Sts. Francis and Dominic. We pray to Mary and Therese. There are big name saints that get a lot of attention. But what about the literally thousands of other saints alive in heaven today? The reason we celebrate All Saints Day each year is to remind us that, even if our names aren’t remembered, we can have a lasting impact on this world and share in God’s glory in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Looking for a few more bookings!
The response to our MLB tour has been incredible! In just under two weeks, we’ve almost booked every stop with parish visits and events. That’s incredible. We still have some openings, though, so let us know!
5/23-24 Tampa/St. Petersburg
6/16 New York
7/18 San Diego
7/20, 7/21 Los Angeles
7/26-28 San Francisco
Can’t wait to see everyone next summer! Until then, peace and good!