Disciples Struggled to Understand

Disciples Struggled to Understand

By Brother Matthew Schaefer, C.PP.S. When I was little, my parents watched a TV series called Mission Impossible that was about a group of secret agents who fought against Eastern European governments and evil crime organizations. Every episode began with the team...

He Eats and Drinks with Sinners

by Fr. Gregory Comella, C.PP.S. Although many titles and descriptions for Jesus are rich, true, and lend themselves to meaning, within the context of that table and our Eucharist, none more breaks open a new covenant like the Christological title, Blasphemer. The...

Bishop Marling’s Influence Lives on in C.PP.S.

Jerome Stack, C.PP.S. Just as the United States was beginning to emerge from the Great Depression, Joseph Marling was elected provincial director of the American Province in 1938, the youngest priest ever elected to that position. At the time he was 33 years old and a...
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...
A Kingdom of Holiness and Grace

A Kingdom of Holiness and Grace

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. In Ezekiel the Lord God personally looks after the sheep and lovingly cares for them. Whereas in St. Matthew’s Gospel, we sheep are the ones called to care for those in need. Instead of God caring for us, we are told that when we truly tend...
It’s Simple: Love God, Love Your Neighbor

It’s Simple: Love God, Love Your Neighbor

By Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. I imagine that all of us are familiar with the acronym KISS, keep it simple, stupid. Maybe you have used the expression or been a part of process when someone reminds us of the beauty of the simple and uncomplicated. I don’t know the...