The Missionary Church

World Mission Sunday will be celebrated Oct. 22. It is the one Sunday of the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations collected at worldwide Masses this Sunday go, in their entirety, to support churches,... Read More

On Pope St. John XXIII

October 11, 1962, was the opening session of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican; it seemed unlikely that...

Collaboration in the Vineyard

People in the Diocese of Memphis know that I am a convert from the Southern Baptist Convention. I grew...



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Do We Still Need Angels?

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If you come from a traditional Catholic background one of the prayers you learned as a child was this:... Read More

The Need for Leadership and Management Training

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Seminary curriculum focuses on philosophy, theology, Scripture, counseling, etc. While fundamental for ministry, few courses exist that address topics... Read More




Spiritual Vision

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I have had to wear glasses since I was in the third grade. I knew something was wrong when... Read More

Searching for Contentment

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“Father, the livestream was crackly this past Sunday. It was not easy hearing the music or your homily. I... Read More



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When Reality Gets in the Way of Our Dreams

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When I was a teacher, I often had to interrupt students who were dreaming, either because they were truly... Read More

Rebuilding Your Parish

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The National Eucharistic Revival (NER), sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, entered its second phase this past... Read More