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Death, Taxes… and More!

Untitled-1 Memorial of St. Pontian, Pope and St. Hippolytus, Presbyter, Martyrs People say there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. The Gospel reading for ...

Complaints or Compassion?

Omar-prestwich-mon9zienhvw-unsplash Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major Numbers 11:4b-15; Matthew 14:13-21 Our readings today give us a contrast of complaints and compassion. The first reading is ...

Timely Leadership in a Difficult Time

Gerald-ford-min Last week I took a brief (2-day) vacation to Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I’m a bit of a history buff, so I wanted to visit the Gerald R. Ford Presidential ...

When the Friendly Skies Aren’t So Friendly

Kelly-sikkema-z5gixciegkg-unsplash This past Sunday I was at the Novitiate of the North American Pacific Capuchin Conference (NAPCC), which is located at the grounds of San Lorenzo Seminary in beautiful Santa ...