I have continued to pray and reflect on the elections these past few days, which have been dark, heavy, and painful for me. I have also reflected on my last post, which , in my panic, may have been said too prematurely, too hastily, without sitting in my pain and in others’ pain. Although I believe … More We need to talk.
I am beside myself today. Last night, I only slept for four hours, tossing and turning with fear and anxiety throughout the night. When my alarm rang at 6:30 this morning, I did not want to get out of bed so early, but I knew that on this day, more than many other days in … More Reconciliation: Post 2016 Election Triage
This evening, I attended the third annual Indie & Foreign Film Festival at the Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi in New York City. Tonight’s film was a screening of Via Crucis Migrante, a powerful documentary by Hauken Lorenz that chronicles the stories of migrants and refugees at La72, in Tenosique, … More The Migrant Center: Indie & Foreign Film Festival
Today, August 30th, is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. My summer in Tenosique, Tabasco, México has illuminated the abhorrent nature of these atrocities committed against people all over the world. The United Nations defines the disappeared as “persons (who) are arrested, detained or abducted against their will or otherwise deprived of … More International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
It’s been three weeks since I’ve returned to the United States from my summer in Mexico. My vacation is over, I’ve regained all of the weight I lost this summer, and now I am back in Holy Name College. A lot has happened these past few weeks and my time in Mexico is seeming more … More A Summer of Love
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
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