White Privilege and Youth Ministry

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"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28 U.S. Catholic magazine recently ran an article with Sister Helen Prejean in which she says to "check your white privilege." This got me thinking… are we having this conversation with our young people?Si...
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I Just Discovered That the “J” in January Stands for Joy!

I Just Discovered That the “J” in January Stands for Joy!
January has always been my least favorite month, partly because the weather is so cold, the Christmas celebrations and family gatherings are behind us, and our churches and homes go back to their "ordinary" appearances. I always feel a bit blue in January. But today I got challenged in an unexpected way to take a new look at January. Dynamic Cathol...
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Waiting with Hope!

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In a holiday appeal from a Soup Kitchen here in Seattle, a homeless man described his conversion in this way: "I used to be a hopeless drug addict, now I am a drugless hope addict." What would it mean to be a hope addict? It doesn't mean hoping when that is the popular thing to do or when all the signs point towards a successful outcome. Being a ho...
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