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    Mike Hayes

    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.

    MAGIS and World Youth Day: Three Unforgettable Weeks in Poland

    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...

    Looking Forward to World Youth Day and Magis 2016

    Sitting in Exhibition Hall in Toronto with colleagues, I began to hear the screaming. “What’s that yelling?” I shouted. “Ah, the Pope’s motorcade is coming,” my friend Cindee replied. I shrugged and...

    Four Seconds

    I drive up Eggert Road nearly every day. It’s a slight shortcut that gives me four extra minutes on my daily commute. Time is the most precious of commodities....

    The Truth of My Life

    In my daily Examen, I often ask God to simply show me “the truth of my life.” I hope to be able to see things as they really are...