“Rubbing Shoulders” With Jesus

“Rubbing Shoulders” With Jesus

“Rubbing shoulders with”…. Rubbing shoulders with… “to meet and talk to important or inspirational people.” Most people like to meet and talk to important or famous people. Sometimes it is because they want something. Other times it just because they respect...
In the Eye of the Beholder

In the Eye of the Beholder

Here’s a thought for a Vincentian Mindwalk… “What is it about asking for money… When you’re poor it’s begging. When you’re rich, it’s a fundraiser.” A member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul sent me a link to a post on...
Hiroshima and the Explosive Power of Ideas

Hiroshima and the Explosive Power of Ideas

Memories of Hiroshima August 3 and 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I was barely 7 years old. I remember seeing bold newspaper headlines. I began to understand the enormity of these events as the years...
The Challenge of Pope John Paul II

The Challenge of Pope John Paul II

The fervent prayers of “Black Lives Matter”, “Me Too”, “I Can’t Breathe”, and other movements have in something in common. They are calling for structural change. At their depth, and apart from tactics, consciously or unconsciously, they are...