How to Grow in Holiness

One summer during priestly formation, I was traveling in West Virginia with the Dominican preaching team there. Somehow I learned that my best friend’s father had died. The man had been very solicitous of me, a kind of surrogate... Read More

Serving Multiple Parishes

Accepting change is difficult in so many instances, especially when something new and different does not seem to be...

A Priest in Full

In Ash Wednesday’s Gospel, Jesus has some helpful guidance for how priests can experience Lent as an opportunity for...

The Spiritual Practice of Letting Go and Receiving

In the summer of 1999, I attended a retreat and conference at the University of Notre Dame. Our retreat...


‘You Have to Live It’

March holds a number of annual celebrations within it. There is, of course, St. Patrick’s Day, which is a... Read More

‘Isms’ That Poison the Heart

When I was in high school, there was an advanced political science course called “Isms.” The class focused on... Read More