Comfortably on the “Good” Side

Comfortably on the “Good” Side

By Brother Matthew Schaefer, C.PP.S. How many times have we heard people who quit going to church talk about the hypocrisy of Christians? It has become almost a cliché. Yet it is an accusation that is hard to dispute. At Mass we faithfully admit our sinfulness; then...
Comfortably on the “Good” Side

There’s a Time for Confrontation

By Fr. Matt Keller, C.PP.S.  First off, I must admit I am a human being and part of my humanity is that I am subject to making mistakes. I also have problems from time-to-time. Not only am I subject to making mistakes and having problems, but sometimes I am blind to...
Discipline is Required of Disciples

Discipline is Required of Disciples

By Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. What happens is, quite literally, scandalous. Jesus follows his granting of primacy to the freshly named Peter with the first prediction of his passion (and resurrection). In response Peter rebukes Jesus and says, “God forbid. Lord! No...
Discipline is Required of Disciples

“Who Do You Say that I Am?”

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. Jesus is the Son of David and the Son of God. And we all are linked to God as children of God. Yes, linked to Jesus. Probably the most important question in life is “Who do you say Jesus is?” (Mt 16:15) Do we live for Jesus or for...
Discipline is Required of Disciples

Refusing to Give Up on Us

By Fr. James Smith, C.PP.S. I have had a number of jobs in my life, even at 35 (a hazard of the “gig econom,” I suppose). 2010 Census enumerator. Lifeguard. Swim instructor. Day camp counselor. Bartender. Summer events coordinator. The worst, by far, was the first job...
Mary Will Help Us to Heaven

Mary Will Help Us to Heaven

By Fr. Tony Fortman, C.PP.S. Today we believe the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken up into heaven body and soul. We to want to be in heaven with our Mother Mary. Like a good mother, Mary brought life into the world and she nurtured the life of her Son, Jesus. Jesus often...