God Will Never Scrap Us

God Will Never Scrap Us

Were you ever part of a team at the parish, school, hospital or any ministry site or function that made a big new bold pastoral plan? You spend weeks, months making this plan. Then comes the grand roll-out for the plan. The plan makes a good run for a few months or...
Brother Nick Renner Receives Award

Brother Nick Renner Receives Award

Brother Nick Renner, C.PP.S., has received the Spirit of Sr. Dorothy Stang Award from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for a lifetime of ministry in serving the poor and protecting the Earth—ministry that he continues to carry out every day. The award was presented...
“Who Is Your Favorite?”

“Who Is Your Favorite?”

My mother died five days before Christmas last year. This past Independence Day, I went to my brother’s home to pick up the remnants of my parents’ estate. I unpacked Dad’s footlocker from his Air Force days, which contained Mom’s afghans, his anniversary watch from...
Prayer and Patience

Prayer and Patience

A message for the Solemnity of St. Gaspar del Bufalo from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. A fellow Missionary of the Precious Blood reminded me last week that “We live in interesting times.” His statement is a version of the apocryphal Chinese...