Wholly in Love
Given the many times in any priest’s life when he feels lonely, misunderstood and more aware of God’s absence than of God’s presence, how is it possible to rekindle his innate desire for union with God the Father, the...
Miracles of the Priesthood
It is perhaps sometimes easy to forget the miracle that is the priesthood. Things might start to seem routine...
How to Build Better Meetings
Back when food preparation was transitioning from a series of home chores to an industry, one bread company touted...
Happy to Be a Priest!
Father Harry Hagan
In 2018, I decided to make an exhibit of paintings called “Happy to Be a Priest.” Just as the...
‘Will They Come Back?’
No one saw the COVID-19 pandemic coming, and even less could anyone have predicted the tremendous impact it would...
As a Priest, I Feel Guilty When I Say No
Deacon William DeVizio
As I sat across from the young priest who recently became a pastor, I could feel the stress he...
To Gaze on the Eucharist
Bishop David J. Bonnar
The National Eucharistic Revival has begun. This three-year initiative portends to be a grace-filled time in which we as...
British publisher and writer Ernest Benn once said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere,...
Reaching the Finish Line
Father Michael Ackerman
There are certainly many endeavors in life that we would rather avoid. A trip to the dentist is one...
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Father Ronald Patrick Raab
Before our lips proclaim the Gospel on September 14, we say or sing, ‘’Alleluia. We adore you, O Christ,...