Thank You, Murray Bodo

For over 50 years, Father Murray Bodo, OFM, and I have been close friends, confreres, and admirers of St. Francis of Assisi. We met as fellow students in 1951 at St. Francis Minor Seminary, located on the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio. Murray, whose name was Louis at the time, had boarded a Greyhound Bus in...

The Pope on Capitol Hill–Part 2

Our guest blogger today is Daniel Imwalle, assistant editor of St. Anthony Messenger. To see Part 1 of this article, please click here. The pope’s address to Congress may be an opportunity to expand upon his critique of trickle-down economics. In his first papal exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,”...

How do we handle immigration?

You can’t hardly go a day or two without seeing something in the headlines that relates to immigration. And it’s not just in the US that this is happening, but around the world. People are looking for stability and safety and many times aren’t finding it in their home country. It can be confusing for...

Love at the Heart of L’Arche

Today’s blog is from the book The Gospel of John, The Gospel of Relationship by Jean Vanier. At L’Arche we discovered quite early the importance of the washing of the feet. It is especially important for us because the people we serve are living with a disability of some sort, and may not always...

Meeting God in the Middle

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a fourth-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. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been told by...

Papal Visit in September

Pope Francis is coming in September. There’s lots of excitement and plans are now finalized for the most part. Today, Franciscan Media received an attractive mailing from the USCCB Communications Office describing all the preparations already made and asking the question: Are you ready? Catholic News...

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