Enter the Desert

The following is my homily for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A. The readings can be found here. Have you ever been out in the desert? I mean, like, really out there. I drove cross country once from San… Read More

Even Discipleship Has A Final Exam

The following is my homily for the 1st Sunday in Advent, Year A. The readings can be found here. This week, the students at UGA enter an intense period of preparation: it’s final exam time. Ready or not, here… Read More

The Church Has Let Me Down

I’m going to be completely honest with you: this video was made out of frustration. I have been stewing over something for months, and this video is my indirect response to it. You see, I believe that we… Read More

Let’s Get Excited About Christmas

During Advent, what exactly are we “waiting” for?

Time to Prepare

Christmas is coming. What will you do to prepare?

Mary, Our Sister

We may not need another mother, but we can always use another sister, friend, or inspiration to help us get to who really matters: her son.

Not My Problem

When does someone else’s problem become our problem? St. Joseph offers a guide.

Time to Start Again

Each year on New Year’s eve, we celebrate the year that was and anticipate the year that will be. As the ball drops and the clock adds another year at midnight, we sense something significant: it’s a new… Read More

The Franciscan Humility Challenge

How can we prepare for Christmas in the spirit of St. Francis?

School’s Out!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Advent? No. Christmas? That’s not for a while. No, the most wonderful time I speak of is the close of the school semester. No more papers! No more tests! That’s… Read More

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Before Easter, the Church universally prepares for the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord with heavy fasting, extra prayers, and almsgiving. The thought is, given the solemnity of such a celebration, everyone should be adequately prepared for… Read More

Friar Christmas Reflections

If you can believe it, my post Rethinking the “Season of Giving” was not actually the only Christmas reflection on the internet. I know! It was a surprise to me too! Anyway, Holy Name Province has collected excerpts from… Read More