Maturing in the Priestly Life

Years ago, during a community retreat, the retreat master used this story, which I colloquially recall in this form: “When I was a young priest, and just ordained, I prayed that I might be a faithful priest. This understanding... Read More

Pope Francis and preaching the Church’s social teaching

In his 2015 encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ (“On Care for Our Common Home”), and, more recently, in...

From two communities, one

It has been well over a decade since an official merger had taken place between two ethnic parishes somewhere...

Exploring Psalm 23

Literary language is sticky in a way that ordinary language is not. Although most priests do not think of...

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 Power of Encounter

This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the conversion of St. Ignatius. It is curious that we neither... Read More

The Evangelical Counsels

The evangelical counsels of obedience, poverty of spirit, and chaste and respectful love are the pathways by which priests... Read More


Enhancing Missionary Identity

Every October, we as a Church celebrate World Mission Sunday. It is an opportunity to reflect on, and do... Read More

The Mask

Halloween is around the corner. Last year, in many areas, there was no trick or treat. Everybody stayed home.... 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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