Grateful for Gaspar’s Vision

Grateful for Gaspar’s Vision

Solemnity of Saint Gaspar By the V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, who founded of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in the small town of Giano, Italy, in 1815. At that time, Europe was in turmoil. The...
Staying Out of the Trap

Staying Out of the Trap

By Brother Brian Boyle, C.PP.S. I use to work for this hospital for 10 years. I had a supervisor who frequently crossed boundaries of different varieties with me. There were frequent times that he asked me questions about the C.PP.S. which was too sensitive for me to...
Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S. 1930-2020

Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S. 1930-2020

Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S., 90, died at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in the infirmary at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio. He had been in failing health. Fr. Gilbert was born on February 17, 1930, in Chicago, to Philip and Elizabeth (Buffa) Gilbert....
Wait Till You Meet the People

Wait Till You Meet the People

A pastor explains why it’s the people who make the difference at St. Michael Parish in Kalida, Ohio, and nearby St. John in Continental, Ohio. By Fr. Mark Hoying, C.PP.S. Greetings from St. Michael in Kalida, Ohio, and St. John in Continental. With two parishes and...
Staying Out of the Trap

We’re All Invited

By Fr. Tim Knepper, C.PP.S. I miss green bean casseroles. I miss ham and cheese pinwheels. I miss taco salads. I’m not writing about the episode of Food Network on in the background. I miss the tables full of food at potlucks and luncheons at church that have been put...