The Holy Mass: An Antidote to Sin

Mass and sin are two multivalent terms. Since these terms include several levels of meaning, it is important to focus on each with some precision. Today, the meanings of both terms are frequently poorly grasped even by the most... Read More

Independence (Sun)Day

July 4, 2021, is the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and it is also Independence Day. As Catholics, we...

‘Laborem Exercens,’ 40 Years Later

Following in the tradition of his predecessors, St. John Paul II wrote two social encyclicals on anniversaries of the...

Father, I Need to Talk

Perhaps they call you and want an appointment because they “need to talk.” Or maybe you’re uncomfortable as someone...

Bishop Bonnar was installed January 12

Bishop David J. Bonnar, editor of The Priest, was installed the sixth bishop of Diocese of Youngstown on Tuesday, Jan. 12.


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‘The Lord Broke into My Life Today’

It is now more than 10 years since I was the spiritual assistant for the San Damiano Secular Franciscan... Read More

Some Thoughts on Clericalism

Not infrequently, Pope Francis has challenged us to avoid clericalism. The recent Vatican report about Theodore McCarrick raised clericalism... Read More


The Heart of the Matter

Whatever meeting you attend or article you read, you hear the question, “What will the Church be like after... Read More

Fraternity of Father Richey

God’s grace is amazing. Think about it! Oftentimes, as priests, we end up living and working with men of... Read More



COVID-19: A pastor’s perspective

The Lord Guards Our Coming and Going

There is a beautiful line in the psalter found in the breviary that we pray as clergy that states,... Read More

Facing the Challenge of a Power Outage

When I arrived at my new parish in July of this year, we put a plan together for having... Read More

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