Franciscan Reflection and Prayers for After the Storm

The following was distributed to the Franciscan family by Fr. David Convertino, OFM, the executive director of the Holy Name Province office of development.  We often say the prayer: God is our refuge and strength, always present in times of trouble and distress. As we watch and witness the pain and loss of so many […]

Dating God Podcast #19 — Author Chris Haw

This episode of the Dating God Podcast features author Chris Haw, who talks about his new book From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Rekindling my Love for Catholicism (Ave Maria Press, 2012). Chris, who identifies himself as a husband, father, carpenter, potter, and theologian, is also the founder of Camden House, an intentional community in Camden, NJ. From Willow […]

The Ministry of Relationship According to St. Francis

Francis’s way of being-in-the-world centered on following the example of Jesus Christ. Franciscan scholar Michael Blastic insightfully connects the humility of God that Francis recognized in the Incarnation and sought to emulate with God’s outward movement toward humanity. Once rooted in humility, God Incarnate – Jesus Christ – entered into relationships with the people around him.  […]

‘Catholic’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

The following article first appeared in The Huffington Post on Saturday, October 20, 2012. If you were to ask a stranger on the street or the co-worker at the water cooler what first comes to mind when they hear the word Catholic, chances are good that you might get a response like “the Vatican,” “the Pope” or […]

Academic Papers, Public Lecture: Busy Weekend in the NYC Metro Area

For those who happen to be in the greater New York City metro area and Northern New Jersey, consider coming to some of the exciting things happening this weekend! On Saturday the Fordham University Theology Graduate Student Association is hosting a conference titled: “Sacred Topographies; or, Parks and Revelation” (full schedule below) at which I […]

Insightful NCR Interview with James Martin, SJ

Over at the National Catholic Reporter, Sr. Camille D’Arienzo’s regular contribution features an interview this week with Jesuit priest and author James Martin, SJ. It’s a nice glimpse into the faith life and professional work of Fr. Jim. If you’re a fan of his writing or his presence as the official “Colbert Report Chaplain,” check […]

Michael Peppard’s NYT Op-Ed on Paul Ryan’s Catholicity

Michael Peppard, a young theologian on faculty at Fordham University, offers a sharp and intelligent presentation of the complications that surround the catholicity of the vice presidential candidates. Spurred on by the novelty of having two Roman Catholic candidates for the second-highest political office in the United States of America and the contentious discussions that […]