Making the Most of Matthew
Father Ronald D. Witherup
Since the reform of the liturgy after the Second Vatican Council, every three years the Sunday cycle of readings begins anew with Matthew’s Gospel. For those of us who regularly preach the Word, this may be a challenge. What...
A Spirituality of Waiting
Father J. Daniel Mindling
Are we good “waiters”? Our everyday experience of having to wait can be boring, annoying or stressful, far more...
Father Robert J. Hater
A parishioner recently told her pastor: “I watched the livestreamed Mass from our parish website this weekend. When the...
‘Urbi et Orbi’
Urbi et orbi is a Latin term meaning to the city (urbi) and to the world (orbi); the term...
An Advent Inventory
Father Kenneth G. Davis
Because marketers and malls began to hawk Christmas in August, I thought if they could extend the Christmas season...
The Epiphanies of Life
Father Richard Gribble
Annually at the outset of the calendar year, midway through the liturgical season of Christmas, the Church celebrates the...
‘Great Resignation’ and the Church
Father Patrick M. Carrion
If the teenager does not show up for his/her shift at McDonald’s, someone else has to flip those burgers...
Enter with Reverence
Bishop David J. Bonnar
One of the joys of being a bishop is that I get to travel throughout the diocese and pray...
Waiting for God
Father Michael Ackerman
A few years ago, I was asked to lead a pilgrimage to England, Scotland and Wales. Our itinerary was...
Ten Commandments for Confessors
Msgr. Michael Heintz
One of the greatest privileges of our priestly life is the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance. To serve...