The Relentless, Saving Mercy of God

When Pope Francis announced the Year of Mercy in December 2015, the Holy Spirit must have inspired him. Though the Church has had many dedicated years — Year of the Family, Year of the Priesthood, Year of the Laity,... Read More

‘The Scepter Shall Never Depart from Judah’

“The scepter shall never depart from Judah, / or the mace from between his feet, / Until tribute comes...

John the Baptist’s Example for Priests

Every priest knows that John the Baptist is a major figure in the liturgical season of Advent. He is...



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Mary Immaculate, Patroness of the United States

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On May 17, 1846, the U.S. bishops, 23 in number, consecrated the United States of America to the patronage... Read More

The Advent Wreath

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John the Baptist best describes this holy period we know as Advent by saying, “One mightier than I is... Read More




The Best Advent Ever

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When I was a kid, I remember an article that would periodically appear in the local newspaper. The title... Read More

The Privilege, Joy and Burden of Preaching

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Preaching is a task and responsibility that confronts each priest, literally, on a daily basis. It is one of... Read More



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Finding Rest in the Silence

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One day while I was driving, I noticed a billboard that had a particularly humorous phrase on it: “Jesus... Read More

The Need for Connection

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What is the password to the Wi-Fi here? I only have one bar on the cell service in this... Read More