Open Doors, Open Arms
Father Chris Donley did not want the first encounter that new parishioners have with St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh to be a box of donation envelopes waiting in their mailbox. The pastor sees the necessity of the official steps...
The Clergy Abuse Crisis: Didn’t We Fix This?
Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti
In 2002, the U.S. bishops adopted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which has become...
The Resistant Prophet Jonah
Father Patrick R. Schultz
The Book of Jonah commences with the Lord’s word and the prophet’s call: “Set out for the great city...
Making Christ Present
Father Scott Jablonski
A few years before I entered seminary, I had the opportunity to speak with a well-known bishop on the...
Beware the Winds
Father David J. Bonnar
Ever since I was a teenager I have jogged. I typically run five times a week — anywhere from...
Compliments, not Competition
Father Patrick M. Carrion
“How much was your Christmas collection?” one priest asks the second priest. The poorer parish always is trumped by...