Mark Piper

Mark Piper, a Packers fan in an unholy land, works in the nonprofit sector. He resides in Chicago with his family and holds a master's in leadership and policy studies from DePaul University and a bachelor's from St. Xavier University; he is an alumus of Amate House, a year of service organization sponsored by the Chicago Archdiocese.

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Jedi heresy on Star Wars Day: Wrong, Yoda was

On Croagh Patrick: Lessons from scaling and descending a holy mountain

My daughter's first Communion has me pondering the souls and soles of saints

A charity bike ride leads to meditation, church experience

At the table of plenty, is there room for me?

How to be anti-racist at work: suggestions for white Catholics

Catholic social (doctrine) distancing: St. Xavier busts its faculty union

An update from your 'national parks of the soul': retreat centers during pandemic

Don't rest on the rests

Election 2020: encountering exhaustion, agony and hope

Take a trip to visit the other neighbors

Love separates the social justice advocate from social justice warrior

Transcribing Dorothy Day: Who wouldn't want to help make a saint?

A prayer of thanksgiving for Sr. Fintan

I made a mixtape for the church I love

Habemus papam to me! Tiara in place, I'll have a busy daylong reign

'The church that raised me rejected me'

The screens and me: a crisis in parenting

Let the church die, so that the church might live

Ikea insight for Catholics: When home doesn't feel like home