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The only way out of “Big Little Lies”

Big Little Lies is a new HBO series detailing the drama of a community of grade school moms in Monterey which is the epitome of a paradise. Everyone’s rich, powerful, beautiful, and have way too much time on their hands. It’s the lives that HBO seems to think that everyone wants. Everyone wants an ocean […]

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In Defense of Millennials

Simon Sinek was featured in a video that became wildly popular on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. In his interview, he delineated a number of things about Millennials that all Millennials (if we’re honest) know are true. Things like Millennials were constantly told that they were “special,” and told that “they could have anything […]

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The Case for “The Young Pope”

A lot of guys at the seminary have watched HBO’s new mini series The Young Pope starring Jude Law as the newly elected Pope Pius XIII. I finished the ten-episode season recently and, I have to say, it’s totally worth watching. It’s not worth watching because it’s edifying, or has a gripping plot, or because […]

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Why It’s OK To Hit Rock Bottom

Walking into a prison has to be an eye opening experience for anybody. Most probably notice the tattoos and muscle mass, or the drab wall color, or the inhumaneness associated with the idea of imprisoning a human being. This year my apostolate every Thursday is the prison, and for me the thing that has hit […]

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Top 5 things you don’t know about Seminarians

I’m Normal   Whenever I admit to someone I meet that I’m a seminarian (and assuming that they know what that means), a picture of what my life is like immediately jumps into their mind. By and large that picture is either based on half-truths or is just made-up. No, I don’t live in a […]

7 Kids, 1 Mission: Evangelization

Jose Martin and his family have shown me what it means to be “a human being fully alive.” I take that from St. Irenaeus’s famous quote “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” You wouldn’t think much of Jose (other than he’s a normal guy) until you knew his story. Jose loves […]