The Bond Between the Shepherd and Us

The Bond Between the Shepherd and Us

By V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. There seems to be an overarching theme in the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. In one way or another the image of sheep comes up in the readings. In the Psalm we sing that “We are his people, the sheep of his flock.” In the...
The Test of Love

The Test of Love

“A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it, A song’s not a song ’til you sing it. Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay, Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!” Brother Matt Schaefer, C.PP.S. These lyrics from The Sound of...
Poor Thomas, Doubting Thomas

Poor Thomas, Doubting Thomas

Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S.  Poor Thomas, doubting Thomas, he gets such a bad rap. Almost everyone thinks he doubted the Lord, yet he never doubted what his own eyes could see. He wasn’t there the first time Jesus appeared after the resurrection. But when he...
Running Toward Grace and Love

Running Toward Grace and Love

By Fr. Tim Knepper, C.PP.S. Growing up, I would visit my Grandma Knepper during the summer and sometimes mow her lawn. While taking breaks, she would make lemonade and invite me in to sit down and chat with her about how my life was going or what was going on in her...
Jesus’ Sacrifice Sustains Us

Jesus’ Sacrifice Sustains Us

By Fr. Angelo Anthony, C.PP.S. Today’s celebration, “Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord,” holds together two extremes, Jesus who is acclaimed King and Jesus who is the Paschal Lamb of God who gave his life for the salvation of the world. Many Catholic homes honor...
Go and Sin No More

Go and Sin No More

Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her. John 8:7 By Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. When I was in parish ministry, I would be asked by parishioners about the morality of a particular choice. In some cases, they were asking for...