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 Maryland. 

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

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We're huge Notre Dame football fans, but should they even be playing this fall?

The Gospel of Sports: My friend Chris is a passionate yet levelheaded college football fan. As I've been thinking about the season that might not happen this fall, I asked him to help me process everything.


Learning humility from St. Ignatius, the 33-year-old grammar school student

Young Voices: St. Ignatius of Loyola's path is a great model. As we near his feast day, I pray for a refusal to let potential embarrassment stop me from learning something new and trying again. 


For Catholics, wearing a mask is an expression of true freedom

Young Voices: The Catholic vision of freedom is countercultural in our individualistic, consumerist society. And it often feels like we cede the concept to those who argue that freedom is the liberty to do what you want.


An incomplete index of pandemic parenting essentials

Young Voices: My wife and I are isolating with three kids aged 4 and under. For nerve-fraying days, here's my incomplete alphabetical index of things I'm grateful for that are helping me through this time.