Brian Harper

Brian Harper is an alumnus of Fordham University's Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development and Marquette University. He previously worked in communications with the Midwest Jesuits and served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Peru. His writing has been featured in America, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Counterpunch, Mic and various other publications. You can read his work and listen to his music at

He writes for NCR's Young Voices blog.

By this Author

There's no segregation in the kingdom of heaven

Have the willingness of D-Day veterans, rise to the challenge

Planting seeds with rosary beads

The unappreciated spiritual legacy of Gerald Ford

Evangelizing by example

Don't fall for it: Call out corruption no matter whose

Tired of the news? Acknowledge that action begets reaction

In the face of this scandal's abuse of power, listen to the powerless

Souter's approach to Constitution parallels Ignatian discernment

Rhythms and routines in ordinary time

The trouble with attacks on political correctness

The Filipino guide to staying sane

Make America grateful again

Get back: a trip to the Andean town I once called home

Not all violent rhetoric is condemned equally

Never too busy to make time for God

Don't be a poser; be your authentic self

The greatest lesson I have learned

His strong heart: In memory of my friend Jake

A reading from the Book of Glenn