What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

Have you ever looked around and wondered what God’s plan for you was? It can seem like a daunting question to answer. Of all the millions of things to do in the world, how am I going to… Read More

Don’t Become a Priest

This is not click bait. In this video, I legitimately discourage people from becoming priests. Why? Because some people shouldn’t become priests. In the midst of a priest crisis sweeping much of the world, the idea of discouraging people… Read More

Religious but not Spiritual

The following is my homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. One of my favorite things about college was staying up late for philosophical conversations. You know, after a few…… Read More

What is Franciscan Theology

What does it mean to think like a Franciscan? When people imagine our spirituality, I imagine many picture a tree-hugging hippie communing with nature, a jovial cartoon character with a big belly, or a humble beggar with tattered… Read More

The Day My Life Changed Forever

Being ordained a priest was quite the experience!

Top Ten Questions

I get asked a lot of questions. Here is my response to the top ten!

The Personality of the Presider: A Blessing and a Curse

Some priests have big personalities. Some have none at all. All have an effect.

A Friar Life: Fr. Joe

This is the sixth and final episode of an ongoing series. For the previous episode, click here. “Never go to the restroom in the middle of a board meeting.” These words of wisdom, learned the hard way, are the… Read More

Is God Calling You?

The call from God doesn’t always come to the willing or the able… and it’s not always for big things

Celibacy: Burden… Or Gift?

Maybe there’s more to celibacy than we give it credit

The Perennial Question: Priest or Brother?

Having just arrived in Durham and being around a lot of new people, I’ve been going through the usual suspects of questions quite a bit: “How did you know you wanted to be a Franciscan?” “How old are… Read More

Hearing the Call at a Young Age

You’re never too young to discern God’s call