The liturgies of All Saints' and All Souls' days set a somber but hopeful tone for the month of November.
I felt God asking me to consider a ministry that many in the parish did not think possible. Create a Young Adult Ministry.
This year one of these two teams will again win it all, and in turn bring at least a season of ribbing of one priest by the other.
My very existence should direct others to the Lord.
Holy Cross priests are devoted in a special way to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Each Christian is called to return love for love, in imitation of the humble and loving Heart of our Lord.
To see Pope Francis walk my streets, therefore, did something to me that I'm not sure I can quite put into words ...
A confusing turn of events caused the young group of priests and brothers to live in a place called "Our Lady of Holy Cross," but the connection was not lost on our Blessed Founder who seized on this accident of Providence and made it foundational for his fledgling congregation.
May we take as our own the joys and sorrows of our world, and with the example of Pope Francis, infuse hope into them.
Ever since I learned that Pope Francis would make an apostolic journey to the United States, I set as a goal to meet him.
I've always wondered if it was "everyone for themselves," in the seminary. I was astonished to see how close these men are; their enthusiasm for each other's presence.