Who Runs This Blog?

Jesus loves us. I love Jesus. I’m a priest with the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi. I try to fulfill our mission of helping people know and experience Jesus, be transformed by him, and become his apostles.

I began working in youth ministry and wrote some of the material for the Conquest and Challenge Clubs but in recent years I have moved away from that. In relation to youth ministry, I wrote the only book on doing 1-on-1 spiritual mentoring with teenagers called Spiritually Mentoring Teenage Boys based on my experience (90% it probably applies to teen girls too but I don’t have much experience there).

Slowly I’ve become one of the biggest Catholic voices on Twitter with over 40,000 followers.

I’m currently studying a Licentiate in Theology (between Master’s and Doctorate) from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, systematize programs for the RC spirituality center, help out my community with management and communication behind the scenes, assist with the sacraments at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, post inspirational stuff and Catholic commentary online (including this blog), help with sacraments at local parishes, and occasionally talk publicly on subjects I discuss here (use the contact form if you want this). Most of this from our community in the Washington metro area.

I started with this personal blog, then joined ProjectYM, then Catholic Stand with a few individual articles for other pages. Now, as I continue with Catholic Stand and write freelance, I return here for quicker comments and to post the first lines of the blogs and articles written elsewhere.

I have written pieces appearing in Crux, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Aleteia, ZENIT, ChurchPOP, Catholic.net, Ignitium Today, Regnum Christi Live, CatholicismUSA, and Shalom Tidings. My pieces have been featured on New Advent, The National Catholic Register, CathNews USA, BigPulpit.com, The Catholic Herald, and Spirit Daily. I have been interviewed on the EWTN Nightly News, The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM, Radio Maria, Iowa Catholic Radio, and Elite Daily. I have appeared in stories by Catholic News Agency, the Associated Press, Christianity Today, World Religion News, Christian Daily, BuzzFeed, The Christian Science Monitor, The Assyrian International News Agency, Upworthy, and The Guardian.

If you want to know what I look like, there isn’t much to see. Even though I’m not that photogenic, I managed to find a few decent photos.

The main photo I use to identify myself online

The main photo I use to identify myself online.

A professional shot

My previous professional looking picture.

I'm always smiling and often laughing.

I’m always smiling and often laughing.

 

 

The day I was ordained a deacon.

The day I was ordained a deacon.

Miracle of sienna

A picture of me before the Eucharistic miracle of Sienna – these hosts were consecrated 200 years ago, & they’re fresh.

I'm fun-loving. Here's just one example

I’m fun-loving. Here’s just one example