Catholic professor, speaker, musician, author, and all-around nice guy.

Yesterday was May the Fourth, and today we celebrate the Revenge of the Fifth. So it seems like a good time for me to share my definitive conclusion about the latest Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker. Also, Tim Hepburn (my drummer) just asked me what I thought about it, and I figured he'd [...]

My parish is closed until Easter. Disney World is shut down. It looks like Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots. They closed my local Bennigan's on St. Patrick's Day. I haven't read the book of Revelation in a while, but I'm pretty sure these are all signs that Jesus will be back pretty soon. Of [...]

Have you ever been to the Holy Land? I've had the chance to have visited there three times so far. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I believe that every disciple of Jesus Christ should try at least once in their life to physically walk where Jesus walked. Doing so opens up the Scriptures [...]

I moved to Steubenville in 1994. Though I got accepted into the Master of Arts in Theology program, it was only as a part time student. My main purpose, or so I thought, was to do youth ministry in the Steubenville area. I wasn't even convinced I'd finish the degree! Though I enjoyed the classes [...]

I'm incredibly excited to share with you something amazing that will happen on our campus at the end of July. It is called VOICE + VISION: The National Summit for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults. With the completion of the Synod for Youth, the V Encuentro, and the publication of Christus Vivit, we are [...]

Over the past few weeks, I've had many reaching out to me asking a variation of this question: "What is going on at Franciscan?" So allow me to share, from my perspective, what I see happening. I'd like to emphasize the phrase, "from my perspective". I do not portend to be authoritative source on all [...]

I'm an optimistic person. I not only think the glass is half full, I'm glad that it isn't totally full so that there is room for growth. But I was already debating the value of 2018 before my son fractured his femur on our cruise ship. So good riddance, 2018. I'd like to thank everyone [...]