Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Today is the feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 – 1897), the great Discalced Carmelite nun, Doctor of the Church, mystic, and prophet of Love.  Along with Saint Francis of Assisi, Thérèse is my favorite saint and the one whom I most desire to emulate. In Story of a Soul, her autobiography written as she was … More Pure Love: The Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

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

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