Good Friday Meditation – Police Brutality

Today, we commemorate the Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, who died on the cross in a government-sanctioned extrajudicial execution.  Rejected by the religious establishment and vilified for reaching out to those who were rejected by society, Jesus was arrested and brutalized for preaching the word of God and for building the Kingdom.   Today, many … More Good Friday Meditation – Police Brutality

The Seven Last Words

Today, we commemorate the entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem.  As we prayerfully prepare ourselves to enter into Holy Week, I offer here a reflection I wrote for Franciscans International which uses the Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ as a meditation on the current global migration crisis.  By reflecting on the Passion of Christ … More The Seven Last Words

Prayer to St. Joseph

Today, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph and I wanted to share this beautiful prayer written by my friend, Terry. In a world that is wounded by injustice and toxic masculinity, we ask: Saint Joseph, pray for us. Prayer to St. Joseph By Terrence J. Moran St. Joseph… Who believed in Mary’s word, make us a … More Prayer to St. Joseph

Advent 2017 Reflection

As part of my work for Franciscans International, I created an Advent Reflection that uses the stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba, the four women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, to reflect on contemporary human rights issues that disproportionately affect women. “Advent is a season of joyful anticipation. … More Advent 2017 Reflection

Anti-Racism Resources

The events at Charlottesville one week ago ignited, yet again, the conversation on racism and White supremacy in our country (as if it ever really went away). I’ve come to realize that despite the years and years we, as a nation, have spent talking about racism, there still exists a seemingly unbridgeable divide in people’s … More Anti-Racism Resources