When the End Becomes a Beginning

When the End Becomes a Beginning

Every November, as the liturgical year winds down and we head towards the Feast of Christ the King (on November 24 this year), the Sunday scripture readings begin to speak about the end times. But the focus of these readings is not really about the end of the world...
When the End Becomes a Beginning

Speak your Truth

In today’s readings, we hear stories of people standing in front of the authorities of their day, and having to speak their truths no matter what the cost. The family in Maccabees spoke their truth and were tortured for it. They showed unflinching bravery in the face...
Brother Vocation Rooted in Community

Brother Vocation Rooted in Community

It’s National Vocation Awareness Week, and we’re sharing vocation stories from our members. Brother Ben Basile, C.PP.S., who this year celebrated the 50th anniversary of his profession as a religious brother, has the following wisdom to offer young people who are...
From Air Force Chaplain to Parish Priest

From Air Force Chaplain to Parish Priest

The following is reprinted with the permission of The Catholic Telegraph, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. By Susie Bergman The Catholic Telegraph Father Eugene “Gene” Schnipke had only been ordained for a few short years, but it seemed everyone knew he...
“I Felt Like I Was at Home”

“I Felt Like I Was at Home”

It’s National Vocation Awareness Week, and we’re sharing vocation stories from our members. Did an eighth-grade project lead to the priesthood for Fr. Matt Keller, C.PP.S.? It didn’t hurt. Fr. Matt grew up “half-interested in the religious life and the priesthood,” he...