Don’t Blame God

One of the perennial questions for people of faith is that of evil and suffering. If God is all good and all powerful, why is there evil and suffering in the world? For many, it is the most… Read More

Friar on the Street

You’ve seen Leno. You’ve seen Fallon. The “man on the street” sketch is always a hit. Take a camera, put people on the spot with a question, and see what you get. (For instance, have Mets pitcher Matt… Read More

Who is the “Real” St. Francis?

With so many different images of St. Francis of Assisi, it can be difficult to know the difference between the Francis of history and the Francis of our imaginations

Ask Br. Casey: Pets

This week’s question may sound like a simple one to answer, but can actually be a difficult question for friars: Are we allowed to own pets?    With school now in full swing, the past two weeks have… Read More

Getting Through Texas

Well I was right about one thing: west Texas was the worst part of our trip thus far. We definitely traded the enchantment of New Mexico for the ordinariness of Texas. For the first three hours, all we… Read More