Fr. Ernest Krantz, C.PP.S. 1942-2020

Fr. Ernest Krantz, C.PP.S. 1942-2020

Fr. Ernest Krantz, C.PP.S., died on December 29, 2020, in the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Columbus, after a brief illness. He was 78. He was born on March 17, 1942, in Atwater, Ohio, to James and Laura (Keller) Krantz. He entered the Missionaries of the Precious...
Imperfectly Perfectly Holy

Imperfectly Perfectly Holy

By Fr. Tim Knepper, C.PP.S. Several years ago, I had a conversation with someone who was struggling with his faith. He said, “With the Holy Family, you have a Virgin Mother conceived without sin, a child being literally the Son of God, and a foster father who accepts...
Imperfectly Perfectly Holy

Remembering What Is

By Fr. James Smith, C.PP.S. The sights and the smells. Holidays for me usually call to mind memories of certain smells, tastes, or sights from years earlier in life around those times. 2020 stands out quite differently from years past, but for some reason I keep going...
An Eternal Message, Ever New

An Eternal Message, Ever New

A Christmas message from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. The nativity sets we have in our home mostly depict a glowing and picturesque scene, probably not at all like the humble setting that would have been the reality. Sometimes Mary and Joseph are...
The Nativity Scene at St. Charles Center 

The Nativity Scene at St. Charles Center 

For well over 100 years, the same nativity figurines have taken their place in Assumption Chapel at St. Charles Center. Joseph and Mary, the shepherds, sheep, donkeys and angels, all gazing adoringly at the Christ Child, who is propped up on small handmade pillows so...