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.
We are all beckoned to abandon our selfish ways. We are all called to accept the fullness of the Gospel which includes both justice and love inseparably united.