I don’t know if you have ever had something happen to you that was extremely surprising or awe-inspiring,
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 […]
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.
I was born and brought up in Kerala, India, and raised in the Syro-Malabar rite.
As a priest, one of my most meaningful ministries is marriage preparation.
This Sunday’s Gospel raises an important question. Do we trust God to give us what we desire?
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
Love takes time for the beloved
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
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.