It was the summer of 2007, and I was blessed to co-lead a group of St. John’s University students on a service pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. A quick history lesson: Lourdes was a poor town where a teenage girl named Bernadette lived. In 1858,… Continue Reading “LOOKING FOR A MIRACLE”

Biden Denied Communion: A Short, Yet Timely Reflection

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden was declined Holy Communion at a South Carolina parish this past Sunday. ¬†You can read the story here. (There are other recent examples of the denial of the Eucharist related to other conflicts with Church teaching… Continue Reading “Biden Denied Communion: A Short, Yet Timely Reflection”

In the Company of Saints

In anticipation of All Saints Day this Friday, our bedtime routine included a riveting rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” After Shea, my three-year old toddler, marched and danced around the living room, I asked her, “Do you know what a saint… Continue Reading “In the Company of Saints”

PRIDE: A Faith-filled Response for Life

As the calendar turned to June this past weekend, it marked the start of Pride month, a time to uphold and celebrate the dignity of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride started as an effort to¬†commemorate the Stonewall riots, which were a response to a police… Continue Reading “PRIDE: A Faith-filled Response for Life”


“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Some days, the wound of loss re-opens. Today was one of those days for me. I felt, and still feel, great loss today. I feel it on two different fronts. The first is in… Continue Reading “FROM LOSS TO LIFE”

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