I have a confession to make. I am a music geek. NOT as much of a music geek as my friend and colleague Alex Hill, (he’s a PROFESSIONAL music geek, after all), but there are times when music becomes my prayer, and I find myself almost “living in” a song, or even just a refrain from…

Today begins the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which was announced by Pope Francis on March 13th of this year. During his homily for a penance service at St. Peter’s Basilica, the pontiff drew a clear connection between the Sacrament of Reconciliation and our Heavenly Father, who is “rich in mercy” and who “extends His…