As baptized Catholics, we are all called to embrace Christ's threefold mission as priest, prophet, and king. Part of that mission is to reach to the ends of the earth to evangelize the world and support the poor. And now, participating in that mission is easier than ever. The Missio app is something you can use from … Continue reading Missio – serve the poor with Pope Francis
On my holiday reading list is Tim Ferriss's new Tools of Titans. I'm waiting to receive my copy (Christmas can't come soon enough), but I wanted to encourage others to read the book even though I haven't. I've listened to the first chapter that Tim has read on his podcast. This is going to be worth every … Continue reading Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss)
Thomas Merton said in No Man is an Island that "We ought to stop taking our conscious plans and decisions with such infinite seriousness." We all have plans in life, and that is admirable. Goals are important. As some say, though, to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. We need to realize that our ways are … Continue reading The journey of grace
Many things have been written about Peter Thiel's book, Zero to One, and I thought it was about time I should read it. Thiel is interesting because he and I have so many similarities: we both studied philosophy in college, we both went to law school, we both clerked for a judge, we both worked in … Continue reading Zero to One (Peter Thiel)
Matthew Gerken, writing at Philanthropy Daily, has some good thoughts on the future of tax exemptions for religious institutions and nonprofits. I tend to agree with Mr. Gerken--the more institutionalized the group, the less threatened it is from losing the exemption. So, while a specific church or diocese is probably not going to see the … Continue reading The future of tax exemptions for religious nonprofits
If you are getting ready to travel, I encourage you to use a new agency Fosters Travel. The agency was developed by a friend of mine. He and his wife just found out that their youngest son has a terminal disease and that while they can prolong his life into his 20s, there is no … Continue reading Booking a trip?