Since 2009, Tom Gibbons, CSP, has shared insights on faith, pop culture, and seminary life in the Kicking and Screaming blog here at Busted Halo. On May 19, 2012, Tom was ordained a Paulist priest at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City. He will begin serving St. Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada beginning in July 2012.

The Big Weekend (Part One)

Then one morning, after loosing track of just how many steps I had taken and how many days had passed, I had arrived at May 19. So I simply did what I had been doing every day for the past six years; I took one more step.

Jesus and Power Tools

This homily was given for the Sunday Readings located here. Today’s Gospel, the one where Jesus is appears to be telling his followers to cut…

The Avengers Initiative

One of the advantages of having a Paulist lead you on a retreat is that cinematic offerings are usually not off of the table the way they might be under Jesuit or Franciscan guidance. And there was probably more than a little divine inspiration when he suggested on closing the retreat with a movie: The Avengers.

Oncology and Ontology

This was the cosmic equivalent of either Jim Perry or Bob Eubanks turning over the Queen of Diamonds on the game show Card Sharks and all I had to do was shout, “Lower!” Yet when the Game Show host Fate turned over that next card, it turned out to be the King of Spades, I was one of that 5-10%.