Blog Posts from February, 2017

Getting Away With…Hyperbole?

Juliustennonvioladavisaafeb09 Viola Davis is a talented actress who has paid her dues to reach the highest levels of critical and popular acclaim.  She caught widespread notice in her role as a dedicated and conflicted mother in the movie Doubt, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.  She also received raves for her role in The Help.  For the past several years she has starred in the television drama How to Get Away with Murder, where she became the first African American to receive an Emmy as Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2010 she won

Tap Into Life Podcast, Episode 6 from Chicago

Truong and vito Check out our recent podcast episode! Greetings from Chicago! This week Br. Vito introduces Br. Truong. Listen as Br. Truong touches on his faith, being from Vietnam, Capuchin life, and how unfortunate his first 5k time was. Want to share your faith stories with Br. Truong? Or say hello to another Brother? Email at: Keep up with podcast releases and news about the Capuchin Franciscan Friars on our Facebook page: Want to join Fr. Tom at his monthly Solanus Casey Young Adult (18-35) event? Check out the event's Facebook page:

Getting Behind Jesus

Screen shot 2017-02-17 at 12.04.35 pm Mark 8:27-30 I can only imagine that Peter meant well in rebuking Jesus.  After professing Jesus to be the Christ or anointed one, Peter must have been shocked to hear Jesus talking about rejection, suffering and being killed.  That wasn’t what was supposed to happen to the Messiah…was it?  That couldn’t happen to his Lord and friend…could it?  Well, yes. Jesus used the strongest possible language to issue his own rebuke of Peter:  “Get behind me, Satan.  You are thinking not as God does, but

The Lord Has Chosen Us to Be His Own

Directory-229117 1280 Homily for 17 February 2017 Br. Jason is studying for the Priesthood and will be ordained as a Deacon this Summer.  Sounds like a great world, doesn't it? Everyone speaking the same language, and working together toward one common goal? And what a noble goal: building a grand city, in order to avoid being scattered all over the Earth? What's wrong with that? Frankly it sounds like a beautiful dream in our divided world today. Why would God want to confound the people and cause divisions among them? Maybe the Old Testament God really is as vengeful as