St. Corona, pray for us

at first I thoughtshe was a bad joke during a pandemic,St. Corona.a joke like “did you hear that they’re putting the Corona beernext to the Lysol sprayin the stores now?” a joke compelling me to groanand roll my eyes at my goofy fatherbreaking the Fourth Commandment,breaking a crown but it turns out she’s not aContinue reading “St. Corona, pray for us”

Where has all the fervor gone?

Happy Easter!! It’s time for joyous, bright, colorful feasts and celebrations. (Whoa, did you hear the news that we have two new Pope Saints?! Hooray!) I especially love the Easter season for the Biblical readings that we pray with. We get to hear many of the inspiring stories from the earliest days of Christianity, when itContinue reading “Where has all the fervor gone?”

a holy man, a graduation, and a NATO protest

Yesterday I met one of my heroes.  Father Louis Vitale is a model peacemaker and Franciscan.  He received an honorary doctorate in ministry from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Fr. Louis’ accomplishments include many actions of non-violent advocacy, education, and much contemplation about the goodness of God.  He has spent two years in jail for actionsContinue reading “a holy man, a graduation, and a NATO protest”