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

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 [...]

"Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled." These are the words we hear Elizabeth say to Mary at the end of the Gospel today. About ten chapters and thirty years later in the Gospel of Luke, when Jesus was doing his public ministry, a woman cried [...]