Time was Different for St. Gaspar

Time was Different for St. Gaspar

Jerome Stack, C.PP.S Today we take for granted our system of timekeeping. It seems so easy, so intuitive. We should not forget that other systems of marking the hours of the day have existed throughout history. One of those systems was found until recently in the old...
The Deep Hunger Inside Us

The Deep Hunger Inside Us

By Fr. Jim Smith, C.PP.S. In the wave of firsts as a newly-ordained, baby priest, mistakes and errors are quite common. Not doing this right, forgetting to do that thing. Usually, I become aware of these errors at inopportune moments, usually toward the end of a Mass....
The Crosshairs of the Cross

The Crosshairs of the Cross

David Kelly, C.PP.S. Jesus was killed, says Richard Rohr, in a “collision of cross-purposes, conflicting interests, and half-truths, caught between the demands of an empire and the religious establishment of the day.” The people of God are confronted similarly today...
Fr. Thomas Beischel, C.PP.S., 1926-2019

Fr. Thomas Beischel, C.PP.S., 1926-2019

Fr. Thomas J. Beischel, C.PP.S., 92, died at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4 in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio, where he made his home. He was born May 31, 1926 in Cincinnati, to Victor and Edith (Frey) Beischel. He served in the U.S. Army as a...
The Deep Hunger Inside Us

Anything but Rotten

By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S. At first look, the plum tree in our backyard when I was a child looked like a rotten tree. But the plums it produced were wonderful to eat. At harvest time, my mother would make plum dumplings. This was one of only two recipes from her...