April 6, 2021
I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed your Easter holiday and have entered a joyous Easter season. This season represents the triumph of hope and love over cynicism and death. This year, I’ve been reflecting on the parallels between our society’s progress with COVID vaccinations and the Easter story. Placing myself in the disciples’ shoes, I imagine they felt a similar joy and possibility upon seeing that the stone had been moved from Christ’s tomb as I feel now.
March 17, 2021
What Kind of World Do We Want to Build?
In the beginning months of 2021, we’ve witnessed so many new beginnings. A new year. A new president. New breakthroughs in the fight against COVID-19. And while we’re not out of the woods yet, I think we all feel a sense of optimism that the end of the pandemic is in sight.
January 18, 2021
Clear Out the Old Yeast
A number of years ago, I visited the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. It was a surreal experience for me, because everything was preserved.
December 25, 2020
Christmas Message 2020
Wishing you and your loved ones a very safe, warm, and Merry Christmas! This Christmas, as always, I’m thankful for your dedicated and generous support of BJP.
October 27, 2020
All Souls Day 2020
This time of year is one for ghouls, candy, and dressing up. For Catholics, it's also a time for us to remember those loved ones who have passed on and the ways they have impacted our lives.
October 5, 2020
A New Home in East Flatbush
We did it. We moved. Looking back, this summer was crazy. The deck was certainly stacked against us. A renovation, a move, and a pandemic? On top of the day-to-day of school life? Quite a combination. I’m grateful for the tremendous effort of everyone involved: from our building committee to our construction team to our staff and volunteers. The community made this possible. That said, it’s certainly something I’ll never do again.