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

Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM

Yesterday, July 25, 2017, I found out that my friend and brother, Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM, passed away and returned home to God.  He was 80 years old and lived a life that was totally committed to justice, peace, nonviolence, and solidarity with those whom he felt were excluded and marginalized.  He was an inspirational … More Br. Jerry Zawada, OFM

It is what it is

Why is God so good to me? That question came up in a conversation I had yesterday. As I find myself nearly half way through my summer internship here in Geneva, I am full of joy and gratitude for being given this amazing opportunity to learn about Franciscans International and the work of human rights … More It is what it is

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! ¡Felices Pascuas! Joyeuses Pâques! I have neglected this blog because I have been focusing these past few months on completing my thesis. But now that I am almost complete, I wanted to take some time to share some photos from the Easter celebration at Saint Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. At the heart of my engagement with … More Happy Easter!