Pope Francis: Successor of Peter

I’m not sure if you’re heard this or not, but Pope Francis is coming to the United States next week! Yeah, kind of a big deal. As a part of his three-city tour, the pope will be celebrating… Read More

Is It Tough To Preach There?

If time flies when you’re having fun, it seems to break the sound barrier when you’re busy living out your life’s calling. After eight weeks that I will forever remember at our parish in Triangle, VA, I find… Read More

The View From the Periphery

History is one of my favorite subjects. Learning about those who have gone before us, their innovations and mistakes, is one of the most valuable things we can study; realizing that we have the ability to affect history… Read More

Radical Obedience

When we think of things that are “radical” about religious life, things like helping the poor, shared life in community, and celibacy all come to mind as being counter-cultural witnesses to Christian life. How often, however, do we… Read More

How To: Poverty

After my overwhelmingly persuasive and thoroughly inspiring post about why we should voluntarily choose poverty, all of you have undoubtedly sold all of your possessions and are waiting in joyful anticipation for more details, am I right? Well, even if… Read More