I had been a full-time youth minister for most of the past six years, and as anyone in this field will say, you must love kids a lot.
St. Peter Claver was born in 1581 and raised in what is now Catalina, Spain.
It seems as if there are two kinds of graduation narratives for what happens after young collegians toast each other with one last Natty Light or hard seltzer, flip their tassels and head out to take on the world.
To be a Christian in the Roman Empire was to be an outlaw. From AD 64 to 313, Baptism could be a death sentence.
As countries face the prospect of "reopening" life after COVID-19, many decisions about the "new normal" must be taken.