Blog Posts from October, 2017

Episode 43 Tap Into Life - Chicago

Screen shot 2017-10-24 at 8.10.43 am In this week's Tap into Life Podcast episode, listen to Br. MJ reflect about his summer in Mexico. Please click here to listen Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, this helps other listeners find the podcast. Have questions or a suggestion for a topic for the friars? Email us: TapIntoLife@thecapuchins.org Visit us on Facebook!

Graceful Vigilance

Pexels-photo-430208 St. Anthony Claret Romans 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Luke 12:35-38 We’re used to being vigilant for signs of danger.  Because of a series of break-ins and other concerns over the years, our church and rectory in Chicago now have 24/7 video surveillance.  When I was at Chicago Midway (MDW) yesterday preparing to fly to Detroit, I and the other passengers at our gate were subjected to additional screening by TSA agents and the diligent attentions of a sniffer dog.  (There was no explanation for these activities.  I can only guess they were part of a training

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