The Ascension of Jesus, Body and Soul

The following is a homily for the Feast of the Ascension, Year A. The readings can be found here. Technology is amazing these days, isn’t it? Despite being trapped at home, away from everyone we know, we can… Read More

Is Christmas Jesus’ Birthday?

For many people, December 25 is the most important date of the whole year because it is the date on which Jesus was born. Interestingly enough, most early Christians would disagree. For one, the celebration of Jesus’ birth was… Read More

A Personal Encounter

The following is my homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. Growing up, I never doubted the existence of God; there was something inside of me that accepted that God… Read More

Did Jesus Claim to be God?

One of the most common things I hear from non-Christians is that “Jesus never claimed to be God.” While people like Peter and Paul professed his divinity and later councils defined what that meant, Jesus never speaks of… Read More

What is the Real Presence?

Christ is really present in the Eucharist. But what do we mean by “real”?

We Don’t Have The Luxury

As easy as it is to give up on people, we do not have the luxury as Christians

Evangelizing Through Social Media

Social media can be used to evangelize… if we do it well

#PopeInDC

Yesterday was just like any other day. I woke up around 6:30, prayed morning prayer with the brothers, and went to Catholic University for many hours. Oh, and how could I forget? We ordered pizza for dinner because… Read More

A Christian Lens on “Cloud Atlas”

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” Last weekend, a few of the student friars watched… Read More

Don’t Fear Fraternity

As friars, we’re busy people. The students go to school and volunteer at ministry sites; the solemnly professed work full time jobs; the postulants (first year) volunteer at ministry sites and attend many classes and workshops on a… Read More

Why I Wear My Habit: Everything I Forgot To Say

Despite my last post being the longest entry so far, I realized after speaking with a number of people, embarrassingly enough, that I forgot a few key points that I wanted to make. I mentioned quite briefly that… Read More