Awake, Not Woke

Awake, Not Woke

What is the woke movement, and how we can counteract it? The movement harms people in various ways, so we need various approaches in our response. Some people are truly victims. They have been given some poison of ideology that has harmed and wounded them, and they...
A Spirit-Led Encounter

A Spirit-Led Encounter

This article is condensed from one originally published by the Archdiocese of Detroit.  The powerful Spirit-led encounter between Philip and the Ethiopian in Acts 8:27-35 gives us a roadmap for unleashing the Gospel during this season of Eucharistic revival! Here are...
Young Adult Discipleship: Looking Forward

Young Adult Discipleship: Looking Forward

It was the summer of 2011, and I didn’t know what to do next. I had just graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with the plan of coming back to Michigan for a master’s degree in education. But as I filled out the application and thought about the path...
Oh, Canada: Grateful for Opportunities to Serve

Oh, Canada: Grateful for Opportunities to Serve

Dear Friends,  I want to write this month about the blessed opportunities we have had to serve our Canadian brothers and sisters for so many years now and all the interconnecting relationships we have there that work for the kingdom.   Way back in the early 1980s, the...
The Rebellion of the Creature Against the Creator

The Rebellion of the Creature Against the Creator

When the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement burst onto the scene, many people of goodwill, including myself, initially expressed support for its efforts to fight racism. Nevertheless, we quickly learned that BLM’s mission extended far beyond overcoming racism.  Reading...
The Radical Nature of Our Catholic Faith

The Radical Nature of Our Catholic Faith

Bishop Juan Hervas, a founder of the Cursillo Movement, said one significant thing weakening the Catholic Church today is a minimalist interpretation of the Gospel: It asks from people less than Jesus asks and offers to people less than Jesus offers. That’s not the...