Building Peace Throughout the World

Internationally renowned theologian and author Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S., 1947–2021, wrote the following about his own road toward exploring reconciliation and peacebuilding in the worldwide Church. Growing up in Nebraska, I would never have dreamed that I would...
Fr. Schreiter Charted a Path for Many

Fr. Schreiter Charted a Path for Many

Fr. Robert J.  Schreiter, CPP.S, was a mentor and friend of Dr. Kevin Considine, who wrote the following reflection. Fr. Robert Schreiter first was my teacher, then my mentor, and ultimately my friend. One of Fr. Schreiter’s many gifts was to revitalize paths that had...
May Our Stomachs Turn Over

May Our Stomachs Turn Over

By Fr. James Smith, C.PP.S. One of my bible professors in the New Testament was beyond incredible in his knowledge and wisdom in his study of the gospel of Matthew. My advisor relayed a story he heard that the bible professor had been forced to memorize Matthew in the...
None of Us is an Accident

None of Us is an Accident

He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. (Eph 1:4) By Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. Go out into an open field, far away from the city lights at night, and it’s an amazing show. All of those stars, light years...
Messages Found in St. Charles Window Frames

Messages Found in St. Charles Window Frames

While crews were working on replacing the windows in St. Charles Center’s main building (read more about the window project), they came upon several curious handwritten clues in the frames of the main-floor windows. “You’re getting closer,” or “You’re almost there.”...
Fulfilling Our Mission

Fulfilling Our Mission

By Fr. Jeff Kirch, C.PP.S.  Pentecost was tailor-made for Hollywood. Cecil B. DeMille, the Hollywood director of The Ten Commandments, could have had a field day with the great story of Pentecost. Driving winds and tongues of fire. Hundreds of people speaking...