Mike Hayes is the Director of Campus Ministry at Canisius College and the founder of BustedHalo.com. He is the author of two books: Googling God (Paulist, 2007) and Loving Work (Orbis, 2014). He served as the principal editor for and co-wrote The World Youth Day Retreat Guide (USCCB, 2016) with his colleagues Becky Eldredge and Beth Knobbe. He attended MAGIS from July 15–23 in Lodz, Poland, and then World Youth Day with Pope Francis from July 24–31, 2016.Mike has been happily married to Marion since 2002, and the couple live in the Buffalo suburbs with their chihuahua, Haze.
Pilgrimages are supposed to bring one closer to God. “You can talk or you can pray while you are on a pilgrimage,” advised one Polish Jesuit, and many of...