Reconfiguring Our Attitudes

Reconfiguring Our Attitudes

Before I joined the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, I worked for many years as a social service case manager. I worked with families and later the elderly to help them with housing, food and medical care. My clients were in a very poor part of the city and almost...
Focus, Consistency and Commitment

Focus, Consistency and Commitment

Wait, what? Did Jesus really just say that? This is one of those Gospel’s that is difficult to understand. Jesus makes the central figure a dishonest steward. And then puts him forward as the one to be emulated. What are we to make of this? Clearly Jesus is not...
Winter Coat Put on Hold

Winter Coat Put on Hold

By Br. Juan Acuña, C.PP.S. Last winter in Chicago was brutal. When winter was over I went to the store to get a new winter coat to be prepared for the next one. Little did I know that Fr. David Matz, C.PP.S., was going to need help at St. Agnes Church in Los Angeles...
Reconfiguring Our Attitudes

Working for Perfection

99 out of 100, it is not perfect, but it is close to perfect, and by my standards it is good enough, and only one missing probably nothing to worry about. 9 out of 10, again it is not perfect, but again it is close to perfect, and by my standards it is good enough,...
General Council Elected

General Council Elected

Elected to serve with Father Emanuele Lupi were Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S., a member of the Cincinnati Province, as vice moderator general; Father Augusto Menichelli, C.PP.S., of the Atlantic Province, first councilor; Br. Juan Acuña, C.PP.S., of the Cincinnati...