Day 2: Unbridled Capitalism vs. the True Self

Please join me in praying the second day of our Novena for Peace and Justice. Today, we pray for a world that is seemingly overrun by greed and unbridled capitalism.  Are the pursuits of success and wealth coming at the expense of our planet and the lives of the poor? Who among us pays for our rapacious consumption? … More Day 2: Unbridled Capitalism vs. the True Self

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

We need to talk.

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.

El Arbol de la Humanidad (The Tree of Humanity)

El Arbol de la Humanidad (The Tree of Humanity) By Fr. Pedro Trigo, SJ (trans. Br. Christian Seno, OFM) Today, we present ourselves before You as branches Of the old, verdant tree of humanity. We, O Lord, are children born of the common sap That, through the centuries, has produced both splendid and poisonous flowers; … More El Arbol de la Humanidad (The Tree of Humanity)