The Priest on Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

God was the first to go on pilgrimage. Before time began God planned to come on a pilgrimage of love to this earth to visit his people (cf. Lk 1:68). God commanded Abraham (our father in faith [see Rom... Read More

Humility in the Life of the Priest

The benefits of humility are becoming increasingly recognized even in the secular world. Distinguished psychologists Christopher Peterson, Ph.D., and...

‘Pacem in Terris’ at 60

This month the Church commemorates the 60th anniversary of Pope St. John XXIII’s most influential and final writing: Pacem...



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What Should I Do When I Struggle?

Father Mark locked the church and walked to the rectory. It was 3 p.m. on a Sunday. He was... Read More

‘Ecclesia de Eucharistia’ and Eucharistic Revival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope St. John Paul II. After 25 years... Read More




World Day of Vocations

When I was a pastor, I always found the Easter season to be a time pregnant with grace in... Read More

Simplifying Difficulties

Do you ever get exasperated as to why things get so complicated? You are planning something in your head,... Read More



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Spend Time in Prayer with Christ

A retired priest friend of mine often jokingly tells me that he is always in a good mood because... Read More

Developing Catholic Culture

We hear often about “Catholic identity”: in our grade schools, high schools, Catholic colleges and universities and even health... Read More