Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone

Here is the transcript of Pope Francis’ recent Ted Talk. Good evening – or, good morning, I am not sure what time it is there. Regardless of the hour, I am thrilled to be participating in your conference. I very much like its title – “The Future You” – because, while looking at tomorrow, it invites us to … More Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone

Objectively Disordered – Religious Language and LGBT Persons

In light of the recent reaffirmation of the Church’s stance on excluding candidates with “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” to the priesthood, I have reflected quite a bit on how our Church’s use of language influences, positively or negatively, issues of social justice. The language of religion, the words and texts used in prayer, in liturgies, and … More Objectively Disordered – Religious Language and LGBT Persons

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

#FightforFamilies

Earlier this week, on Monday, April 18th, my Brothers and I joined thousands of social justice advocates, religious leaders, and immigrant men, women, and children in front of the Supreme Court in support of President Obama’s executive actions, DACA and DAPA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Friars, postulants, and lay … More #FightforFamilies