Two very d i f f e r e n t men, facing different sets of dire challenges with prophetic courage, faithfully journeyed along two different paths to the same destination: sainthood! Who would have predicted it? Who would have … Continue reading
Why are people poor? It’s not because there aren’t enough resources to go around. For one thing, the world produces enough food to adequately feed every single person. Well then what are the reasons? Among the major reasons poverty exists … Continue reading
Do you remember the c h i l d h o o d story “Stone Soup”? It’s an old folktale about a couple of hungry travelers who creatively entice hesitant villagers to fill their large cooking pot with delicious soup … Continue reading
Christ is risen! Truly, he is risen! Jesus Christ has conquered sin and death. We know that God has the final word. And that word is love. For “God is love” (1 Jn. 4:8). The kingdom of God which Jesus … Continue reading
As countless fellow human beings suffer terribly in a myriad of ways, and much of our planet groans from gaping human-induced wounds, our government, other governments, and many welloff people, seem to hardly care. It is what Pope Francis calls … Continue reading
Recently I was given a unique opportunity to taste some of the bitter hardships endured by fellow human beings fleeing drug-gang violence, oppressive poverty and economic injustice south of the U.S. border.
Starting the day after a talk I gave at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish in Tucson, Arizona, I entered into a migrant immersion experience.
Arranged by my kind host Salvatorian Father Bill Remmel, my migrant immersion journey started with joining a team of Tucson Samaritans (see: www. tucsonsamaritans.org). Continue reading
You may not have heard about it, but it was a big deal — big enough to inspire Pope Francis to get involved. The “big deal” was the under-reported U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM) that recently gathered … Continue reading
In many places throughout the world there is a widening gulf, chasm, gap between races, tribes, classes, cultures, economic factions, political parties, religions and nations. And these divides often pit the powerful against the vulnerable. The desire, and even addiction, … Continue reading