Blog Posts from June, 2017

The Golden Rule

Cake-1227842 1280 Genesis 13:2, 5-18; Matthew 7:6, 12-14 St. Cyril of Alexandria When I was a child and there was only one piece of cake left between two or more of us, my parents and grandparents would often invoke the I-Cut-You-Choose Rule.  That is, they would have one of us cut the sole piece left into two (or more) pieces with the understanding that the other(s) would be able to choose first.  Although no compasses, micrometers or rulers were used, the results tended to be very equitable!  Our elders, perhaps not consciously, relied on Adam Smith’s “invisible

Episode 17 Tap Into Life - Detroit

Tom and keith Fr. Keith and Fr. Tom discuss and open a dialogue on Pope Francis' second encyclical, Laudato Si. They go through the basics of the encyclical and provide insight on Laudato Si.   If you are interested in listening to the podcast, it can be found on Apple Podcasts and in Google Play. Or you can listen through this link here. Also, you can read Laudato Si at this link through the Vatican website. Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find the podcast.   Have questions? We

A Higher Standard of Care

20151030 syrians and iraq refugees arrive at skala sykamias lesvos greece 2 There’s a difference between giving out of guilt and giving in a spirit of gratitude and generosity, between goaded into what others may see as a virtuous act and acting out of virtue.  Likewise, there’s a difference between tolerating my (real or perceived) enemies or persecutors and loving them as brothers and sisters and praying for their well-being.  As ambassadors of Christ and ministers of reconciliation (cf. 2 Cor. 5:17-20), we are called to something deeper than civility. Today is World Refugee Day, a time to recommit ourselves to respect the human rights and needs

Episode 16 Tap Into Life - Chicago

Img 4570 Listen to our recent podcast episode!   Br. MJ is joined by his Dad as they discuss Father's Day and the vocation of fatherhood.​   Have questions? We have a new email address. We can be reached at: TapIntoLife@thecapuchins.org   Want to join Fr. Tom on his pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi? http://www.ctscentral.net/trips/engage/fr-tom-nguyen-solanus-casey-center-pilgrimage/