Year of St. Joseph for our marriages

On March 19, 2020, northeast Wisconsin was experiencing a typical gray day with a rain-snow mix. On this day, many people had just started to self-quarantine and … Read More

Mary: Speaking words of wisdom

“When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me” begins the famous song, “Let It Be,” by the Beatles. Written originally for Paul … Read More

Standing near the church entrance

A number of years ago, I became the pastor of a parish which had an enormous and worrisome debt. Shortly after arriving, I was called to anoint … Read More

The ‘new normal’ and your marriage

Just a few weeks back I was watching the news and listening to the COVID-19 crisis unfold. I started noticing a phrase being continuously tossed around. The … Read More

The vows that we make to ourselves

In the parish where I celebrate Mass there is a new crop of altar servers. The young children are, shall we say, varied in their serving abilities. … Read More

Ministering during COVID-19

With the recent decisions by our local bishop, bishops throughout the country and even by our Holy Father, parish priests now are trying to figure out what … Read More

Three lessons from St. Patrick

For the past 12 years, I have carried in my little black binder a copy of St. Patrick’s most famous writings or his “Confessio.” I take his … Read More