The Fruits of the Desert

Whether priests abide with Jesus in a quiet place of their choosing or retire to the hermitage of their heart, they know that spending time with him in these desert spaces is not a luxury but a necessity. Tempting... Read More

‘The Splendor of Truth’

Twenty-five years ago, with the promulgation of the encyclical Veritatis Splendor, Pope St. John Paul II recognized that he...

Open Wide the Doors

We all have seen it in the world at large and close to home in our parish ministry: the...

Make Your Meetings Matter

I once knew a bishop who had a simple waiting area outside his office: two stiff chairs, a small...


Statement for The Priest Magazine on the Release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

For the past two years a grand jury empanelled by the Pennsylvania State District Attorney has been investigating clergy... Read More

Wasted Time? Hardly

God’s first creation was time. “God said: ‘Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the... Read More