Fr. Frans, an icon

I painted his icon of Fr. Frans van der Lugt, in the hopes of promoting awareness about his life and death.

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Diet Advice from the Caliph

The walls of the priest’s office were lined with black-and-white photographs of his father donning a checkered Jordanian kufiyyeh and his little sister wearing her white First Communion dress. Newer pictures of Jordan’s king, Abdullah II, Roman Catholic bishops of Jordan, and Pope John Paul II, flanked the family shots.  But the most striking imagesContinue reading “Diet Advice from the Caliph”

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The $200,000 Conversation

Without my education at Georgetown, I could never have dreamed to have such a meaningful, deep, and heady conversation.

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‘In our time’: Francis moves beyond Nostra Aetate

In his familiar style, Pope Francis smartly roots his commentary on Islam in the tradition of the Church and his predecessors, while at the same time forges new theological territory.

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Peeling Kiwis: “Peeling Oranges” Series

October 27, 2013 This afternoon I found myself sitting on the front porch of a woman named Maggie. No, I wasn’t with my own mother on our front porch on Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis, but it was about as close as I could get here in Amman. I had been walking to the Vatican libraryContinue reading “Peeling Kiwis: “Peeling Oranges” Series”

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