Communion and Liberation organized a Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge. It was quite moving to be among all kinds of Catholic New Yorkers. From St James Cathedral to the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall to Ground Zero and finally ending at St Peter's Church in Downtown Manhattan. I'll post a bunch of stuff in a few minutes but surprise, surprise--yours truly got picked out of the crowd by NY1 reporter Rebecca Spitz.
There's no embed but you can see me in the video in the story by clicking here
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.