#FriarFriday – Going Fishing!

#FriarFriday – Going Fishing!

The Summer Solstice is past, school is out and graduation parties are subsiding. Summer is officially here! Time for vacations, cookouts, travel, and some kind of break in the normal routine. Even if our personal lives have long been disconnected from the pattern of...
#FriarFriday – Need A Good Lawyer?

#FriarFriday – Need A Good Lawyer?

“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name — he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” Jn 14:26 Lawyer jokes are a staple of comedy. People love to poke fun at the perception of lawyers as sneaky,...
#FriarFriday – Flowers of the Fairest

#FriarFriday – Flowers of the Fairest

The parish May Crowning was just around the corner, and a group of parishioners came with a strange request. At the very top of the vaulted ceiling in the massive Gothic church, there was a hook lowered and raised by a cable. Onto it, they wanted to bundle thousands...
#FriarFriday — There For Me

#FriarFriday — There For Me

Not too long ago I was working with a group of young people in a retreat setting, and I asked them what it is they look for in a friend. What are the qualities of a person that makes someone a good friend, and what are the qualities you think are important for you to...
#FriarFriday — Cows and Fish

#FriarFriday — Cows and Fish

So there was a neighborhood where everyone was Catholic except one guy, who also loved to grill outside every Friday after work. Well, during Lent his Catholic neighbors had to watch him grill delicious meats on Fridays, even though they themselves had to abstain. The...

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