Celebrating Jubilees

While celebrating a priest’s golden anniversary of ordination one time, I was asked to say a few words of congratulations, something I was eager to do. I knew the priest well and had seen how effective his priestly ministry... Read More

A Modest Proposal

“The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed … the fount from which...

Silence as Participation in Worship

One of my earliest childhood memories is of entering my parish church in Yonkers, New York. This church was...

The Inspiration that Comes from Brother Priests

I was ordained a priest in 2015, making me a relatively new and young priest. During my seminary formation,...

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A Future Full of Hope

We often hear that life can change in the blink of an eye, and I experienced that firsthand. It... Read More

A Priestly Priest

In his famous book, “He Leadeth Me: An Extraordinary Testament of Faith” (Image, $16), Father Walter J. Ciszek admits... Read More




Advice on Profession Day

Every year as July ends, men in our novitiate for the Congregation of Holy Cross celebrate the first profession... Read More

Removing the Scales

When I was a parish priest, I was pretty “religious” about my day off. For example, when my parents... Read More



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Family Visits

Home visits are some of my favorite aspects of priestly ministry. Visiting parishioners on their own turf offers a... Read More

Responding to Current Events at Church

More than ever before, we experience major world events collectively. Raw footage and intensely personal stories of victims are... Read More