Jesus is Right There With Us

Jesus is Right There With Us

And Jesus wept (John 11:35).    By Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. These words, often noted as the shortest verse of the Bible, remind us of something very important Jesus’ emotions. He has already told his disciples and Martha that Lazarus would rise. He clearly...
Anchored by the Cross

Anchored by the Cross

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. One of my favorite parables of faith and hope is that of a young father who took his five-year-old daughter out for a ride in a sailboat on a beautiful sunny afternoon. As they skipped across the water the young girl squealed with...
The Invitation to Go Deeper

The Invitation to Go Deeper

By Brother Matt Schaefer, C.PP.S. An unfortunate result of having regular and familiar Gospel readings at Mass is the tendency to take the obvious or surface meaning of the reading and go no further in our thoughts. Sometimes the meaning of a reading is quite clear...
The Invitation to Go Deeper

Not a Problem-Free Life

By Fr. Matt Keller, C.PP.S. What is a disciple? One definition of a disciple is a person who follows Jesus. And you know I will not disagree with this definition. A disciple is someone who follows Jesus. While I do not disagree with the definition, sometimes I think...
The Invitation to Go Deeper

Stop, Reflect and Take Action

By Fr. Leon Flaherty, C.PP.S. “Repent and believe in the Good News.” This is the theme for the season of Lent. Repent: to realize that you are traveling in the wrong direction; stop; reflect; and move in a new direction to reach your goal. As we do that on this first...
Loving Our Enemies, for Real

Loving Our Enemies, for Real

Fr. Al Spilly, C.PP.S. In a fast-changing, confusing, chaotic world, it is easy for us to get lost in the dark forest without finding a path that leads to light, stability and peace. Pope Paul VI wrote: “If you want peace, work for justice.” As disciples of the risen...