C.PP.S. Brother Now U.S. Citizen

C.PP.S. Brother Now U.S. Citizen

Brother Juan Acuña, C.PP.S., was sworn in as a citizen of the United States on December 6, after 11 years of ministering here. Brother Juan, who lives in Chicago, was born in Santiago, Chile. He currently heads the New Creation Commission and has ministered in the...
A Time to Take in the Wonder

A Time to Take in the Wonder

By the V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Christmas time is packed full of celebrations, parties, get-togethers, dinners, and of course all kinds of events at your parish, such as reconciliation services, Christmas concerts, and lots of Masses! Each of these events are...
Qualities of a Holy Family

Qualities of a Holy Family

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. Today we move quickly from the story of Christmas to Jesus at 12 years of age. We do not know much about the early years of Jesus’ life, so today’s Gospel gives us an unusual glimpse into his family life.  Luke tells us that the Holy...
Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

By Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. Merry Christmas! Christmas usually brings a flood of memories from our past as we often look back with warm recollections of family gatherings, special foods, gifts being opened, and meals shared with family.  The scripture readings for...
A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

By Fr. Tony Fortman, C.PP.S. We draw ever closer to Christmas. In today’s Gospel we envision Mary’s visitation to her cousin Elizabeth. Mary is three months pregnant with baby Jesus and her cousin Elizabeth is six months pregnant with her baby, John the Baptist. These...
A Season of Hope and Joy

A Season of Hope and Joy

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice.” Rejoice, because we Christians know to whom we should turn for true joy. St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians gives us a crash course in our preparation for Christmas. He was sitting...