Medjugorje: The Probe Continues

Four decades ago, in Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), six young people, ages 10-16, claimed that the Blessed Mother appeared to them as a group beginning in the summer of 1981. These alleged appearances or apparitions took place near... Read More

Celebrating the Vigil of Pentecost

Unabashedly geeky in appearance, the extended form of the Pentecost Vigil slid into the repertoire of uncommon Catholic celebrations...

On the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II

Forty years ago, on May 13, 1981, the programming at media outlets around the world — television, radio, newspaper...

The Next Steps toward Caring for Our Common Home

On May 24, 2020, Pope Francis announced a special year to celebrate Laudato Si’ (“On Care for Our Common...

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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From the Shadows

On Dec. 8, 2020, Pope Francis surprised the world once more by issuing an apostolic letter declaring the “Year... Read More

How to Mirror Mary’s Heart in Priestly Ministry

Mary is the ideal model for priestly ministry. Our Blessed Mother lives a hidden life of humble service; she... Read More


The Season of Ordinations

It is that time of year, when the ordination circuit begins. As seminary classes end, the annual rite of... Read More

Moving Beyond Fear

I often live with a sense of scarcity. I wonder if my heart, like our Church, will unlock the... 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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