Surrounded by the Saints

It can be easy, or perhaps convenient, to forget that all the baptized are called to be saints, a central Christian belief articulated anew by the Second Vatican Council as the “universal call to holiness.” The late Cardinal Francis... Read More

Understanding and Beholding the Necrology

The Roman Missal, in its section of Masses for the Dead, provides two options of Mass orations for a...

Can a Priest Have a Hobby?

“I suppose I’ve always been in love with trains,” began Walt Disney’s article in the October 1965 edition of...

Why Christ Is King

The Church highlights the closing of each liturgical year by celebrating the solemnity of Christ the King. As liturgical...

Bishop Bonnar was installed January 12

Bishop David J. Bonnar, editor of The Priest, was installed the sixth bishop of Diocese of Youngstown on Tuesday, Jan. 12.


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Praying for the Faithful Departed

When World War I ended in 1918, over 116,000 U.S. military members had died in the “war to end... Read More

Made for This Moment

“Mr. Cellucci?” The nurse called and I shot up from my waiting room chair. As I walked toward her,... Read More


Remembering in November

A few months ago at a wedding reception, a young woman stopped me on my way back from the... Read More

Creative Vocation Outreach

Many years ago, when I was the director of vocations in my native diocese, I was blessed to be... Read More



COVID-19: A pastor’s perspective

The Lord Guards Our Coming and Going

There is a beautiful line in the psalter found in the breviary that we pray as clergy that states,... Read More

Facing the Challenge of a Power Outage

When I arrived at my new parish in July of this year, we put a plan together for having... Read More

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