A Ministry of Mercy

Recently, in the wake of ongoing revelations about sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, I had the unfortunate experience of being spit upon in a Paris Metro. My Roman collar gave away my identity, but I have no... Read More

‘Next Year in Jerusalem’

“Next Year in Jerusalem” is a familiar phrase to our Jewish brothers and sisters as they celebrate and pray...

No Such Thing as a Perfect Wedding

It is always so exciting meeting with an engaged couple to arrange their wedding date and begin the process...

Foster Personal Growth this Summer

The great feast of Pentecost has come and gone. The liturgical calendar has turned from Easter, which was late...


Necessary Sacrifices

Here is a typical conversation that begins a visit to a diocesan director of catechesis. “Can you tell me... Read More

Follow the Rule

When I knocked on the doors of St. Meinrad Archabbey as a young novice in my early 20s, I... Read More