What Do We See on Home Videos?

What Do We See on Home Videos?

By Fr. Matthew Keller, C.PP.S. Video cameras are all around us these days: just pull out your phone and press record and you’ll have a video. But I grew up in the era before cell phones. If you wanted to record a video, you needed a specific camera. I remember that...
Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

By Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. An elementary school teacher was telling her students the story of Jesus’ resurrection and what Easter was all about. Then to emphasize the idea of new life springing forth, she gave each of the children a large plastic egg. “Now,” she...
Forsaken!

Forsaken!

By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S. In the opening Gospel at the beginning of Mass today, the crowds cry out, “Hosanna!” In the reading of the Passion, they cry out “Crucify him!” The disciples join with the crowds on Palm Sunday as he arrives in Jerusalem. At the Last...
Forsaken!

Jesus’ Mission was to Save the World

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S.  As a farm boy (before I entered the high school seminary), I watched firsthand as my mom baked the bread, the whole process. Unless that grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a grain of wheat. But wow—when it dies,...
Forsaken!

Becoming Ambassadors of Christ

By Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. (This Sunday there are two possible Gospel readings. This reflection is based on the story of the Samaritan woman at the well found in John 4:5-42.) The Gospel story of the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well is a...
Do We Trust God?

Do We Trust God?

By V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. On this Second Sunday of Lent, we encounter two rich and vivid scripture passages. In our first reading, we are confronted with the difficult story of the binding of Isaac. Our Gospel reading presents us with an almost fantastical...