To Renovate or Restore?
Duncan G. Stroik
“The latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts.” — Haggai 2:9 (NRSV) Most priests will get a chance to renovate or build a church in their career. Possibly the most...
A Sabbatical at Saint Meinrad
Father David Misbrener
This issue of The Priest emphasizes priestly renewal. I would like to briefly share the experience I had on...
Renewing Your Parish Staff
“There is in us an instinct for newness, for renewal, for a liberation of creative power. We seek to...
Renewing the Presbyterate Today
Father Ronald D. Witherup
on Renewing the Presbyterate Today
From Oct. 11, 2022, through Dec. 8, 2025, the Church commemorates the 60th anniversary of the most dramatic ecclesial...
Father’s Annual Retreat
Father Adrian Burke
on Father’s Annual Retreat
When I was ministering as a parish priest, I included a line item in the annual parish budget called...
The To-Do List
Father Patrick M. Carrion
on The To-Do List
Different phrases and images come to mind that describe what happens to us in the normal unfolding of priestly...
Rest and Recreate
Bishop David J. Bonnar
on Rest and Recreate
If there is one word that appears on a label that can immediately entice shoppers, it is probably the...
Simplify Your Schedule
Father Michael White
on Simplify Your Schedule
When I arrived at my parish, the expectation was that the pastor does everything, from unlocking the front doors...
Father Michael Ackerman
Even though most parishes now livestream Masses, our diocese for years has produced a Mass on local cable television...