Brian Harper

Brian Harper

Brian Harper is a communications specialist for the Midwest Jesuits. He has lived in Peru, South Africa, and Italy, and his writing has been featured in America magazine, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and various other print and online publications. You can find his work at

Holy Week? Maybe, Maybe Not

To the unaccustomed eye, the Christian way of describing the events of Holy Week might seem paradoxical, even backwards. The days Jesus eats his final meal…

Imagining Holy Week

As the official kickoff to Holy Week, Palm Sunday is one of the more important days in the liturgical year. The imagery is striking –…

Writing in the Dirt

One of my favorite Gospel passages involves Jesus’s reaction to a woman caught in adultery. Taken from John 8 and one of the readings in…