Priestly Charity

By the 1970s, when I began studies for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., Father Horace McKenna, SJ, had reached a saintly status in the area. He ministered to the poor, especially the homeless,... Read More

In the Footsteps of the Curé of Ars

The ancient practice of pilgrimages has retained its attraction in modern times, despite challenges like those imposed by the...

‘It is Good for Us to Be Here’

The story of the transfiguration of Jesus appears in all three synoptic Gospels (cf. Mk 9:2-10; Mt 17:1-8; Lk...

Ministry in the Midst of Pandemic

After the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, the Center for Applied Research in...

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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Simplicity of Life

In the early 20th century, popular imagination was alive with the idea of setting foot on the South Pole.... Read More

‘The Lord Broke into My Life Today’

It is now more than 10 years since I was the spiritual assistant for the San Damiano Secular Franciscan... Read More


A Place to Honor the Child

This is a sequel to the June 2021 column of PriesTalk regarding the Holy Innocents Ministry in the Archdiocese... Read More

Principles of Pastoral Care

With the advent of another school year, I thought in this column I would share some pastoral principles I... 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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