The Diligent Parish Priest

As a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus it is hard to contain the joy of witnessing our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, attain another step toward sainthood. On Oct. 31, 2020, Father McGivney will be beatified in his beloved... Read More

The Heart of a Priest’s Prayer

Like many others in the 1970s, I listened to Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s talks to priests. I had met him...

Becoming a Prayerful Presence

No matter how often or under what circumstances priests pray for the People of God — be it in...

Seasons of Prayer

It is expected that we will struggle in our formal commitment to personal prayer. To make a commitment is...

COVID-19: A pastor’s perspective

Graces Flow through Interactions with the Homebound

There is an abundance of graces that come every day with being a parish priest. Many of these flow... Read More

‘A Wink from Heaven’

In the course of our lives, there are those dates on the calendar that are unforgettable, pregnant with meaning... Read More

Man’s Best Friend

I used to have a Shih Tzu dog named Bobo. Bobo came into my life following the death of... Read More

From One Time Zone to Another

Several years ago, when I participated in a mini-sabbatical at St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana, I discovered... Read More

Celebrating Parish Traditions during COVID-19

When I first arrived at my previous assignment 11 years ago, I remember the principal saying, “Father, there is... Read More

The Holy Spirit Provides Strength in Answering Life’s Questions

I have been thinking a lot lately about the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it is because this is the week... Read More


The Tears of Our Grief

Our parish buries more than 40 people during the liturgical year. I speak during these funerals of the hidden... Read More

Don’t Let Prayer Trouble You

Prayer is so critical for all priests, but sometimes it can be exhausting. For diocesan priests, many of us... Read More