Pastor’s Column – June 19, 2016

It was impressive last week to watch the funeral procession of Muhammad Ali through the streets of Louisville, Kentucky and also to hear the tributes offered to him. He was a major figure when I was growing up and an Ali fight was always a big event. At Ali’s funeral,...

July 12, 2015

We friars are part of a province called Holy Name Province, based out of New York City, and recently our province issued a statement on the tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C., which I share with you below. Franciscans Urge Country to Renew Struggle for Equality,...

June 14, 2015

I was talking with a friar friend of mine at St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia and he told me that anticipation is running high for the pope’s upcoming visit to that city in September. Hotel rooms are hard to come by. There is speculation – slim – that perhaps Pope...
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