Sometimes God Surprises Us

Sometimes God Surprises Us

Today, the third Sunday of Advent, is known as Gaudete Sunday. We are getting closer to the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. The first reading from Isaiah gives rise to the sentiment of joy. He tells us, “The desert and the parched land will exult; the...
Fr. Robert Kunisch, C.PP.S., 1930-2019

Fr. Robert Kunisch, C.PP.S., 1930-2019

Fr. Robert Kunisch, C.PP.S., died at 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019, in the infirmary of St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, where he made his home. He had been in failing health recently. He was 89. Fr. Kunisch was born in Toledo on August 19, 1930, to...
Prepare the Way of the Lord

Prepare the Way of the Lord

“Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” “Prepare the way of the Lord.” Those are the admonitions for Advent from St. John the Baptist. These are a true wake-up call to make a good confession during Advent, especially for the people who have not confessed for...
The Kingdom is Already Here

The Kingdom is Already Here

(December 3 is the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, who is the patron of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Fr. Alphonse Spilly, C.PP.S., offers this reflection on today’s readings.) By Fr. Alphonse Spilly, C.PP.S. We live in a time of great crisis. The chaos,...