Rest in Peace, Fr. Rick Nieberding, C.PP.S.

Rest in Peace, Fr. Rick Nieberding, C.PP.S.

  With great sadness we announce that Fr. Rick Nieberding, C.PP.S., 66, died unexpectedly on Saturday. Fr. Rick, who was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Montezuma, Ohio, on June 6, was scheduled to preside at a 1:30 PM wedding at the parish. ...
Providing for Our Guests

Providing for Our Guests

An obvious theme in the first reading and Gospel is hospitality. During these summer months perhaps, we have had the opportunity to offer hospitality to guests or to be recipients of the hospitality of others. One of the traits that has often been associated with the...
Which of These Three Was Neighbor?

Which of These Three Was Neighbor?

It is so easy for us to gloss over this phrase at the end of the story, but it is one that requires we stop and pay attention.  The scholar could have simply said “the Samaritan” but he so hated Samaritans, that he couldn’t even bring himself to say the word. We all...
Merlini Documents Going to Rome

Merlini Documents Going to Rome

On Monday, Missionaries of the Precious Blood will travel to Naples, where documents pertaining to the possible beatification of the Venerable John Merlini, C.PP.S., will be passed on to Sr. Nicla Spezzati, ASC, the postulator of his cause. The tribunal in Naples has...
Peace in the Midst of the World

Peace in the Midst of the World

Recently I went on a week-long retreat to a Benedictine monastery. My goal for the week was simple—peace. Peace from work, from obligations, from noise, from news, from traffic, from the internet. Peace for time with God, time to listen to the yearnings of my soul,...