God’s Footprints in our world

The human heart is a unique reality; it can never be empty. It will always desire and seek after truth, goodness and beauty.

Holy and Healthy Priests

We come now to the sixth and final column of this series addressing the recent scandals that have so hurt the Church.

What Our Local Church Can Do

Having already addressed certain aspects of the scandals that have so hurt the Church over recent decades, I wish now to consider the question of what can be done.

State of the Campaign: Parish Support

The “Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante” campaign gives parishes the opportunity to meet the immediate needs of their community while joining with the rest of the diocese to build up the body of Christ through the work of discipleship and evangelization.

Progress Made in Priestly Formation

In this series, I have been addressing certain aspects of the scandals that the Church has suffered over the past 70 years.

Questions about the Priesthood

In my previous articles, I began to look at the current crisis in the Church resulting from the sins of priests and bishops.

What went wrong in priestly formation?

For centuries, the Church has been referred to as the “Barque of St. Peter” passing over the waters toward her heavenly destiny. It was in Peter’s boat that Jesus sat as He taught the crowds (Cf. Lk 5).

Holy, Yet Needing Purification

This month, I begin a new series that addresses the scandals of the Church that came to light across our nation this past summer.

Holiness is for everyone

In the earliest centuries of the Christian faith, the rite of Baptism with its powerful gestures, words and symbolism had a strong emphasis on conversion, a radical reorientation of one’s whole life away from sin and toward God.

Faith proclaimed and lived

Any pilgrim arriving before St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome immediately feels a sense of joy and majesty, before the immense proportions and exceptional quality of the art and architecture.