The Evolution of Penance
For a Catholic, no words are more profound and heart-stirring than those a priest proclaims to us in the confessional: “Through the ministry of the Church, may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your...
The Prodigal Confessor
Father Kenneth G. Davis
Sitting in the rectangular, wooden box of the confessional shaped and fashioned like an upright coffin, I was tempted...
A Light in the Desert
Father Ronald Patrick Raab
We survive many deserts as priests. Lent becomes an invitation to explore them, to turn over the rocks we...
The Crosses We Carry
Father Patrick M. Carrion
The time of the year has returned when we walk the passion of Christ more intentionally. The last of...
St. Joseph, Our Teacher
Msgr. Charles Pope
As priests, we have a lot to learn from St. Joseph. Indeed, we should seek to imitate the virtues...
‘Your Will Be Done’
Father David J. Bonnar
One of the misconceptions about life is that when we receive our degree or diploma there will be no...