Try Sifting Your Thoughts

Try Sifting Your Thoughts

By Fr. Tony Fortman, C.PP.S. In Mark’s Gospel today, we hear Jesus speak to the pharisees and scribes, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile. From...
Try Sifting Your Thoughts

Giving Ourselves Freely

By Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. I wonder how many preachers will ignore today’s reading from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (5:21–32) and hope that no one asks about it. It is tempting to preach around the reading, since the text comes with the heavy baggage of...
She Heard the Call at the Shrine

She Heard the Call at the Shrine

In June of 2008, after completing college and beginning a teaching career, I was asked, “Have you ever felt that you are being called to a religious life?” While there was something in my heart, it wasn’t clear what that might be. Was God really calling ME to follow...
Spirit Mass for Student Athletes

Spirit Mass for Student Athletes

High school athletes, their coaches and family members gathered for a Spirit Mass on August 11 at St. John the Baptist Church in Maria Stein, Ohio, where Missionaries are in ministry. The Mass was a revival of a local custom began by the late Fr. Rick Neiberding,...
Forward with Willing Hands

Forward with Willing Hands

A message on the anniversary of C.PP.S. founding from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S.   On this day in 1815, St. Gaspar del Bufalo founded the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in Giano, Italy. St. Gaspar was a man of vision and positive...