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... Read More

The Clergy Abuse Crisis: Didn’t We Fix This?

In 2002, the U.S. bishops adopted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which has become...

The Resistant Prophet Jonah

The Book of Jonah commences with the Lord’s word and the prophet’s call: “Set out for the great city...

Making Christ Present

A few years before I entered seminary, I had the opportunity to speak with a well-known bishop on the...


Beware the Winds

Ever since I was a teenager I have jogged. I typically run five times a week — anywhere from... Read More

Compliments, not Competition

“How much was your Christmas collection?” one priest asks the second priest. The poorer parish always is trumped by... Read More