Is Christ the Lord of My Life?

Is Christ the Lord of My Life?

The annual celebration of the Feast of Christ the King often has a triumphal ring to it. Jesus is given dominion and kingship by the Father because the Lord “loves us and frees us from our sins by his blood.” This year’s celebration, however, is muted by scandals...
“Every Day I will Bless You”

“Every Day I will Bless You”

A Thanksgiving message from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. There’s no day when we aren’t relying on God’s compassion and guidance, though sometimes we may be convinced we’re operating under our own head of steam. Then there are days when we are all...
Do You Have a Reservation?

Do You Have a Reservation?

By Fr. Jim Dugal, C.PP.S. How many times have you gone into a restaurant and been asked, “Do you have a reservation?” And then the one in charge looks into her book. That is what this 33rd Sunday in Ordinary time is about, only this time the question is, “Is...
Having the Conversation

Having the Conversation

It can be hard to face end-of-life issues: hard for the person who is thinking about his or her own, and hard for their loved ones to face the prospect. But it’s better to have these discussions in advance, so that one’s wishes are known, according to Fr. Tom Welk,...
53 Years Later, Still Amazed

53 Years Later, Still Amazed

In honor of National Vocation Awareness Week, we’re sharing the stories of some of our Missionaries’ vocational call. When Fr. Ken Schroeder, C.PP.S., talks about the qualities of a good priest, he has a specific quality in mind. “I look for a strong kid. I sort of...