Columns

The First Come-to-Jesus-Meeting

In the world of urban slang, it has become increasingly popular to hear someone refer to a Come-to-Jesus-Meeting.

There can be no communion without personal intimacy

“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly.

Mercy and Truth in Action: Caring for Wounded Families

The next theme in this series on the Church’s pastoral care for the family, “Caring for Wounded Families (Persons who are Separated, Divorced and Not Remarried, Divorced and Remarried and Single-Parent Families)”

A few small things in his hands

I don’t know if you have ever had something happen to you that was extremely surprising or awe-inspiring,

Court decision calls us to renew and reclaim our society

Usually, I have chosen not to author newspaper columns during the summer months, giving myself a few weeks of sabbatical from the rigors of writing. However, I felt it necessary to break my own rule to respond to the recent Supreme Court decision (Obergefell v. Hodges) redefining marriage and in effect negating state constitutional provisions […]

Called, Commissioned and Sent

I don’t know if you have ever had an experience like this, but reading this Sunday’s Gospel reminded me of a strange incident that occurred to me a few years back.

Pastoral care for couples civilly married or living together

I was born and brought up in Kerala, India, and raised in the Syro-Malabar rite.

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

Tuesday
September 01, 2015
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph