Praying with Pope Francis

Last week, on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit and Mass at the U.S./Mexico border in Ciudad Juárez, I helped to organize an evening of prayer and reflection on the issues facing immigrants and refugees today. Below are some photos from the event, as well as a little reflection on this wonderful evening. A version of this article appeared on  … More Praying with Pope Francis

The Magnificat, a Jewish Text and Its Christian Implications

Magnificat anima mea Dominum is one of the most oft recited texts in Christendom. Traditionally ascribed to Mary of Nazareth, this powerful song captures the exuberant joy of a mother who was the first to receive the Good News and the spirit of a people hopeful for deliverance. The Magnificat functions on many levels. As a … More The Magnificat, a Jewish Text and Its Christian Implications

A Theodicy of Conversion – Transformation Through Love

Since today marked the beginning of Lent, I thought I would resurrect this blog with a reflection I wrote on suffering and my understanding of suffering from a theological perspective. This constructive theodicy essay was originally written for a class on Theological Dimensions of Suffering during my first semester at Loyola University Maryland. A Theodicy … More A Theodicy of Conversion – Transformation Through Love