Safety and Security in Sacred Places
At the time this article is being written in the fall of 2019, there have been more than 300 mass shootings that together have killed more than 340 people this year in the United States. These numbers increase nearly...
Feeding a Finicky Flock
Father Leo E. Patalinghug
Besides the regular busyness of preparing for the Christmas season, priests have one of the most important responsibilities facing...
Father Paul Turner
Come Christmas morning, a priest may feel fatigued as he enters the sacristy to prepare for Mass. He has...
Waiting in December
Father Carmen Mele
For most of this past year, I have been living in St. Louis. It is an old city that...
Gifts We Have Yet to Open
Father David J. Bonnar
Some time ago, when I was a young priest in my first pastorate, I received a beautifully ornate clock...
Missing the Obvious
Father Michael Ackerman
One of my least favorite activities without a doubt has always been Christmas shopping. Although I could probably save...