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Holy Thursday: "Do as I do"

Posted by Fr. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C. on

"This priesthood He instituted was to be embodied not in power and majesty, but in humility and service," preached Fr. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C., at the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart this evening. "For at the conclusion of the meal, after washing the feet of His...

Palm Sunday

Posted by Br. Richard Critz, C.S.C. on

Br. Richard Critz, C.S.C. writes, "Holy Week gives us a new opportunity to acknowledge that we need to be saved, especially from ourselves. Positioning ourselves with Jesus before his Father, we seek, like Jesus, to abandon ourselves to God and thus find true life in Him."

March Madness, Holy Cross Style

Posted by Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C. on

"If you had told me that I would one day travel with the Notre Dame Men's Basketball Team when I was applying to the seminary in the fall of 1999, I would have probably written my essays with less anxiety and more hustle," writes Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., on his work as the team's chaplain. "A...

Joseph, the Adoptive-Father Saint

Posted by Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C. on

"The Brothers of Holy Cross (originally the Brothers of St. Joseph) were for us during formation the clearest earthly example of the humble but effective adoptive-father saint," writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., in reflecting on St. Joseph, the Patron of the Holy Cross Brothers. "They taught us...

What God has Joined

Posted by Fr. Paul Ybarra,C.S.C. on

"Sometime ago, I got a frantic phone call from a bride-to-be. Her paperwork was not done. A wedding was to take place in Wisconsin in a few weeks' time, and she was not prepared," writes Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C., Parochial Vicar at St. John Vianney Parish. "Could I help them, they begged."

Thank you, Benedict!

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

"The Chair of Saint Peter has been vacated. This is a surprising situation that has left us unsure of how to respond," writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C. "Most importantly, I just want to say to a man who has become a 'holy father' to me: 'Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.'"