The Paradigm Shifts for Successful RCIA

In the winter of 1990, I was sitting on a cold folding chair in the basement of a rural Minnesota church. There were a half-dozen other hearty souls gathered in a circle with me, most of us bent over... Read More

A Lay Patron Saint for Priests

What could the life and example of a layman, born at the start of the 20th century, have to...

Celebrating the Triduum in a Parish with Multiple Churches

The Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar (UNLYC) that form part of the preface material to...

A Look at the Revised Order of Baptism of Children

Before you baptize that next infant, be sure you are using the right book. In early 2020, the revised...


Praying the Mass Without a Congregation

The COVID-19 pandemic necessarily introduced many and varied responses on the part of everyone to stem the spread of... Read More

Ministry During COVID-19

Conducting ministry in the face of a potentially devastating disease requires us to find ways to offer a healing,... Read More


COVID-19: A pastor’s perspective: The Overreaching Cloud

It has been eight or nine days of a totally different existence as this dark, heavy cloud hovers over... Read More

COVID-19: A pastor’s perspective: The Ripples Continue

The ripples are beginning to be heard and seen with my own ears and eyes. They are not just... Read More