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...
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,...
Making the List

Making the List

A Thanksgiving message from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. This is the time of the year when we may make lists of all the things we are thankful for. I recently glanced at a thankfulness blog where the writer’s list of things that make her thankful...
Sit Up and Take Notice

Sit Up and Take Notice

Today we begin the first Sunday of Advent. There are two themes that keep being repeated during this season: we need to be ready for Jesus’ return or our own death. Both are going to happen but we do not know when. Is Jesus mean because he does not give us a heads-up...
Burning Bushes and Holy Ground

Burning Bushes and Holy Ground

Fr. Gene Schnipke, C.PP.S., is the pastor of the Marion Catholic Community in and around Maria Stein, Ohio. Fr. Gene was featured in the November issue of the Catholic Telegraph, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, for his ministry as a former Air Force...
What Kind of a King?

What Kind of a King?

What kind of king hangs on a cross? What kind of king is crowned with thorns? What kind of king is rejected, betrayed, denied? What kind of king indeed?   David had led the Israelites out and brought them back victorious! David had been anointed by the prophet...