Columns

Guiding Couples in Preparation for Marriage and Accompanying the Newly Married

As a priest, one of my most meaningful ministries is marriage preparation.

Does God give us the desires of our heart?

This Sunday’s Gospel raises an important question. Do we trust God to give us what we desire?

Corpus Christi Procession June 7

Father Walter Ciszek, an American Jesuit Priest, who spent 23 years in Russian prison camps, in his memoirs wrote about celebrating Mass for his fellow prisoners in Siberia

Christ’s love present for us in His Body and Blood

Love takes time for the beloved

Mercy and Truth in Action: Pastoral Care of the Family

We seem to live in a time when many (Catholics and non-Catholics alike) don’t seem to be very well-informed about how the average Catholic priest responds to situations like cohabitation before marriage, the use of contraception, the needs of a person who experiences same sex attraction and other similar situations

Our church’s story needs to be told — and we all need to tell it!

For as long as I serve as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, when the publication dates coincide, I will be writing columns both for the readers of The Leaven in Northeast Kansas and the subscribers to the Catholic Key in Northwest Missouri.

The Ascension completes the Paschal Mystery

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates the bodily ascension of Christ into heaven which is recounted in Acts 1:1-11, which is our first reading this Sunday. We are told that Jesus appeared to the disciples “during forty days” (Acts 1:3) after his resurrection and then He ascended into heaven before them. This […]

Prayers for Healing

This past Saturday, I celebrated a Mass to begin the Living in Truth, Kansas City Catholic Women’s Conference.

Escogidos Por Amor

Desde el pasado 29 de Noviembre de 2014 el Papa Francisco convocó el año de la Vida Consagrada 2015,

Revelation – ‘Behold, I make all things new’

The scenes of judgement and destruction in the previous chapter are countered with scenes of creation and blessing in chapter 21.

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July 03, 2015
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