You Can Save The World

If you ever experience the torture pleasure of studying Western philosophy, you will find out that there have been basic questions that humanity has always pondered. The relationship between the unchanging and the changing is one of the them. Another is the relationship between actual and potential. But the big question at the base of…

God Gives the Reward First

I was in the village Chontal in Ecuador just before Christmastime last year, and one of the reasons for going this time was to bring bracelet gifts for the children there that had been made by some generous people back in Boston. Chontal is the place where the church was built that I had funded…

Another Kind of Seat

Several years ago, I was in the seminary investigating whether or not I had a vocation to be a diocesan priest. We had 7 guys that came into our class that year. Every year, each one of us had a written evaluation, and after 2 years, there’s a big evaluation to see if you go…

Keep The Memories

At the beginning of January, I spent 4 days in the indigenous community of Alao in Ecuador, sharing with the people and being a sort of messenger and ambassador for their relatives in Massachusetts who had prepared gifts to give them. On the last day I was there, a Mass was held in the center…

That Is Good News

Some years ago, I was bringing someone out to a birthday party in town Boston, and we were driving around looking for a parking space. The birthday party was in a bar where there are metered spots on the street. There are also parking garages around, too. So, we passed the front of the bar…