Our Chronic Anxiety

The events of recent weeks have prompted me to do some major reflection. The targeting of LGBT individuals in Orlando, the ensuing anti-Muslim aftermath, the state of our country’s presidential election, the deadlocked Supreme Court decision on DAPA/DACA, and yesterday’s referendum on BREXIT have been one disappointment after another, yet they seem to be a natural progression … More Our Chronic Anxiety

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

“The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided court.” Terse words for a decision that will impact the lives of millions of people and families in this country. It’s hard for me not to be broken hearted after hearing about the Supreme Court’s deadlocked ruling on DAPA/DACA earlier this morning. The indecision of the Supreme … More A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Crying for Orlando

As I woke up to a cool morning here in Tenosique, my heart was jolted back to the United States at news of the horrible massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. Churches, movie theaters, schools, and office parties have been par for the course when it comes to organized mass shootings, so I … More Crying for Orlando

Summer in Tenosique

As part of my growing interest in immigration reform, I asked my Director of Formation earlier this year to allow me to spend my summer internship learning Spanish.  An opportunity presented itself when Fray Tomas, a friar from Mexico, visited Holy Name College to give a presentation on the migrant and refugee crisis in Mexico … More Summer in Tenosique