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Archive - April 2016

A City Steeped in Mercy

A City Steeped in Mercy

It is amazing to see how one man can change an entire city. For Rome, that man is Pope Francis. I love him, and so does just about everyone one else on the streets of Rome. In February I met a poor musician, husband and father who makes a living by...

New Creation

New Creation

God promises to make all things new in the second reading. Christ tells us in the gospel how He wants us to participate in this new creation – by loving those around us. This way we can participate in God’s new creation. True love, which goes beyond...

Rome-ward Bound

Rome-ward Bound

In less than a month, I’ll be in Rome for the summer, preparing for final vows. The reality hasn’t quite sunk in yet, but something in my heart feels ready. It’s been three years since I renewed my temporary vows. I’m part of the first generation of...

I am conscience

I am conscience

When an American Catholic must make a decision about morality he looks nearby (very nearby) for guidance. He looks to himself. A sad-but-perhaps-not-surprising survey by Pew Research Center suggests that nobody knows right from wrong better than the...

I saw the wind

I saw the wind

“The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (Jn 3:8) I love the image of the Holy Spirit as wind. You can´t see the...