My Hang Up With the Synod

I am by no means a theologian, but I just wanted to give my two cents on the discussions going on in Rome. For those who don’t know, Pope Francis is holding a two-week long meeting, or Synods of Bishops On The Family, in order to facilitate a “sincere, open and fraternal” debate on modern […]

Media mania about marriage

Pope Francis has gotten what he wanted!  At the opening of the current Synod of Bishops, he asked that the participants speak with boldness (biblical parrhesia) and listen with humility.  Now it seems everyone outside the Synod is speaking boldly, too. The summary report (relatio post disceptationem) has evoked claims on the progressive left of […]

Let’s All Just Calm Down

Ebola. ISIS. Midterm elections. Disputes over the Synod on the Family. Whether the context is national politics, ecclesial policy, or public health and safety, we seem to be inundated by negativity. On a personal level, I have heard of many families recently (including my own) dealing with health problems or other personal issues. How are […]

Yik Yak Yuck

Another social media app is making big news (thanks to social media!).  The headlines are haunting, but in the often unthinking world of social communications, lots of news means lots of interest. Yik Yak – an outrageously popular messaging app that aims “to create a feed of what people are saying, thinking and doing around […]