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Catholic Schools Week: Jesus Lives Here

Posted by Fr. Peter Pacini, C.S.C. on

"'Jesus lives here.' That was one of the responses that we received from our students when we asked them to reflect on their experience of St. Adalbert School and what makes it special," writes Fr. Peter Pacini, C.S.C., the pastor of St. Adalbert & St. Casimir Parishes in South Bend, Ind...

Happy Feast of Blessed Moreau

Posted by Mr. Andrew Polaniecki on

Like many others, my four years of high school consisted of playing sports, attending class, hanging with friends in the lunch room, and growing in faith and knowledge. However, these ordinary experiences where shaped and formed by the lives of the 10 or so Holy Cross religious that were the...

The Delights of Parish Ministry

Posted by Fr. Jim Fenstermaker, C.S.C. on

Working with children is certainly one of the delights of parish ministry. As priests, we have a wonderful opportunity to shape these children's perceptions of church and religion from the very beginning of their faith lives. At a recent Sunday mass, one of the young children said to his parents...

Math articles and loving to the end

Posted by Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. on

"The University of Portland has enjoyed a full month for Christmas break in 2011-2012, and I have spent some of it reading over, editing, and critiquing two different mathematics papers that have not yet been published," writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. "What does any of this have to do with...

Lessons from Prayer

Posted by Mr. Tim Weed on

"The move to Moreau Seminary was a nervous experience for me. I had never lived that far from home or been somewhere where I knew very few people. I had practically no prior connection to Notre Dame or Holy Cross, but I knew that God had guided me to this decision," writes Mr. Tim Weed, a...

Happy Feast of St. Andre!

Posted by Fr. John Dougherty, C.S.C. on

"I truly believe that my own vocation in Holy Cross goes back to Saint André Bessette," writes Fr. John Dougherty, C.S.C. "It amazes me that my uncle (Br. Fulgence Dougherty, C.S.C.) and André were alive at the same time. Although they never met, they were cut from the same cloth...