To Renovate or Restore?

“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... Read More

A Sabbatical at Saint Meinrad

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...



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Renewing the Presbyterate Today

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From Oct. 11, 2022, through Dec. 8, 2025, the Church commemorates the 60th anniversary of the most dramatic ecclesial... Read More

Father’s Annual Retreat

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When I was ministering as a parish priest, I included a line item in the annual parish budget called... Read More




The To-Do List

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Different phrases and images come to mind that describe what happens to us in the normal unfolding of priestly... Read More

Rest and Recreate

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If there is one word that appears on a label that can immediately entice shoppers, it is probably the... Read More



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Simplify Your Schedule

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When I arrived at my parish, the expectation was that the pastor does everything, from unlocking the front doors... Read More


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Even though most parishes now livestream Masses, our diocese for years has produced a Mass on local cable television... Read More