Jesus and the Moth

Our guest blogger today is Jim Van Vurst, OFM, at contributor to A Friar’s E-spirations. Learn more about this FREE e-newsletter here. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of Matthew’s Gospel contain Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. These chapters contain about 101 verses and are considered a basic summary of Jesus’...

The Life of a College Catholic

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. It’s not easy to be Catholic nowadays, especially not at a public...

A Salute to All Veterans

Our guest blogger today is Amanda Hopkins, a writer and runner who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Every year, I salute the veterans in my family and many of my friends. My brother, Michael, my boyfriend Dustin, my good friend, Andy, my friend’s husband, Dave, all served in Iraq or Afghanistan or...

Pope Francis Said What?

Our guest blogger today is Jim Van Vurst, OFM, who co-writes Friar Jack’s E-spirations. You may recall Pope Francis’ statement this past May concerning God’s love. First, the pope said: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics....

Friar’s Ultramarathon Run is about Giving Back

On August 3,  Father Gregory Plow, TOR, ran the Wild Idaho Ultramarathon through Boise National Forest. A friar at Franciscan University, Plow finished the 53.4-mile run in 18 hours and 7 minutes. “When the going got tough, I remembered I was running for the students who are too poor to come to...

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