Mike Jordan Laskey is senior communications manager for the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Ministry of Peace and Justice (Liturgical Press) and lives with his family in New Jersey. 

He writes The Gospel of Sports column and contributes to NCR's Young Voices blog.

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What to do when nostalgia attacks

Young Voices: Nostalgia is a common affliction for millennials. I guess it's a classic coming-of-age feeling for any generation, realizing the comforts of childhood are gone and not coming back.


How to cope with a Notre Dame loss? Practice Ignatian indifference

The Gospel of Sports: I don't think about the painful end of Notre Dame's football season every day, probably. But I have been thinking about how my fandom fits with my Catholic faith.


Don't let that 'Big Lebowski' Super Bowl commercial delight you

Young Voices: The video clip on Twitter made me gasp: Jeff Bridges once again playing "The Dude" from 1998's "The Big Lebowski." Unfortunately, it's for a Stella Artois Super Bowl ad.


Nine signs of the 'War on Christmas,' and how to avoid them

The true countercultural move isn't to say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays." It's to keep celebrating Christmas into 2019.