Is there a contridiction inherent in being both Catholic and patriotic? The Church helps guide us in answering this question via her Social Teaching
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.
Tim Weed, C.S.C., is spending time this summer helping at My Brother's Keeper in Easton, Massachusetts, near Stonehill College. At the Keeper, you have the chance to share much with those in need, but WHO you share is even more important.
Fr. Tony once met, now Servant of God, Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Peyton's mission of spreading devotion to Our Lady and encouraging families to pray the Rosary together continues to this day through the work of Family Rosary.
The Holy Spirit's work often goes unnoticed and uncredited, but Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C., has experienced the Spirit's help in powerful ways, especially since ordination.
Jesus gives us the model for how close family ties help ground and strengthen a healthy minister. Fr. Charlie has certainly found this to be true in his life.
Some years ago when I was visiting Moreau Seminary, a group of our transitional deacons were leafing through catalogues in the process of picking out their ordination chalices. I mentioned that we had a large inventory of chalices from our deceased confreres in storage.
The One we celebrate is holy, and we are made holy through our participation in those mysteries. Fr. Phalan, C.S.C., celebrates Holy Week in some remote parts of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
What the bishops, my brother priests, and I offered to Pat and Adam in laying our hands on them had little to do with our ministerial achievements, but rather simply passing on that which we had once received…
Sometimes it is perplexing to explain why it makes sense for a priest to teach anything other than theology. However, the witness of a priest, even in a "secular" discipline, opens doors in surprising and unexpected ways.