Qualities of a Holy Family

Qualities of a Holy Family

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. Today we move quickly from the story of Christmas to Jesus at 12 years of age. We do not know much about the early years of Jesus’ life, so today’s Gospel gives us an unusual glimpse into his family life.  Luke tells us that the Holy...
Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

By Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. Merry Christmas! Christmas usually brings a flood of memories from our past as we often look back with warm recollections of family gatherings, special foods, gifts being opened, and meals shared with family.  The scripture readings for...
A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

By Fr. Tony Fortman, C.PP.S. We draw ever closer to Christmas. In today’s Gospel we envision Mary’s visitation to her cousin Elizabeth. Mary is three months pregnant with baby Jesus and her cousin Elizabeth is six months pregnant with her baby, John the Baptist. These...
A Season of Hope and Joy

A Season of Hope and Joy

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice.” Rejoice, because we Christians know to whom we should turn for true joy. St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians gives us a crash course in our preparation for Christmas. He was sitting...
Fr. Robert L. Conway, C.PP.S., 1925-2018

Fr. Robert L. Conway, C.PP.S., 1925-2018

Fr. Robert Conway, C.PP.S., 93, died on December 8, 2018, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, where he made his home. He had been in failing health. Fr. Conway was born on September 19, 1925, in Detroit, to Harold and Marie (Oberle) Conway. He...