Blog Posts from October, 2017

Right Alignment

Smartphone-1208230 1280 St. Ignatius of Antioch Romans 1:16-25; Luke 11:37-45 While working out this morning I listened to a TED Radio Hour podcast entitled, “Manipulation.”  It was about how easily we can fool ourselves or allow others to fool us into believing fake news or false memories or to believe that we must check or use our electronic devices to stay “connected” when in fact we may be becoming more socially isolated and inept. Now more than ever I need to be grounded, as St. Paul suggests, in the reality of God, life as it is and

Episode 41 Tap Into Life - Detroit

Img 2126 In this week's Tap into Life Podcast episode, Fr. Keith and Fr. Ray discuss the On the Rise Bakery, from its humble beginnings to the expansion into their cafe location. Learn about the hard work and dedication of the bakers and everyone who supports it. On the Rise Bakery is a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, where the bakers have recently been released from prison and have completed a substance abuse treatment program.  Please click here to listen Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find

Mindful Gratitude

5713304230 8c1d10d7f3 b St. John XXIII Jonah 4:1-11; Luke 11:1-14; Job 1:21, 2:10b (Lauds) While I was stretching after my workout this morning, I listened to radio reports of people in Puerto Rico still struggling to get electrical service after Hurricane Maria and others in Northern California who have lost virtually everything they have in the wildfires there.  People in Kenya and Spain are in times of political uncertainty and conflict.  The Rohingya people of Myanmar languish in refugee camps in Bangladesh.  It all makes whatever troubles I have seem quite trivial.  It also reminds me that I

A Decade Later

Sanctuary-1 The New Sanctuary Movement (NSM) of Voces de la Frontera in Milwaukee is partying, celebrating 10 years since its foundation. Just three days after beginning my ministry at Voces, on September 9 over 50 friends gathered together to mark the 10th anniversary of the movement. It’s beautiful to see how people from different countries, cultures and religious beliefs unite to defend and protect the rights of immigrants. This deserves to be celebrated and recognized at this time when the rights of these people are being greatly affected. And what better way to celebrate this than with a table at the banquet.