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... Read More

Feeding a Finicky Flock

Besides the regular busyness of preparing for the Christmas season, priests have one of the most important responsibilities facing...

Sharing Divinity

Come Christmas morning, a priest may feel fatigued as he enters the sacristy to prepare for Mass. He has...

Waiting in December

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

Some time ago, when I was a young priest in my first pastorate, I received a beautifully ornate clock... Read More

Missing the Obvious

One of my least favorite activities without a doubt has always been Christmas shopping. Although I could probably save... Read More