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Father Ronald A. Franco, CSP | 04/28/14

Yesterday at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis celebrated the much awaited canonization of two great contemporary popes – John XXIII (1958-1963) and John...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 04/21/14

Did you ever think that you don’t know what is best for you? You make decisions, and they turn out to be sour, fruitless and...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 04/17/14

As we look forward to celebrating Easter, I am reminded that all of us are disciples of the Jesus who rose from the dead and...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 04/16/14

Some believers cut Judas a little slack. They say he had a plan. He did not intend for Jesus to be crucified. Judas tried to...

Stuart A. Wilson-Smith, CSP | 04/14/14

Everyone in ministry is a wounded healer, and I am no different. It is hard to say what my expectations were when I entered the...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 04/10/14

What do we think about destiny? Often it is claimed, but really, do things have to happen? Was our nation destined to be as it...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 04/08/14

Russ Douthat is a New York Times columnist. He often writes, surprisingly, about religion. In last Sunday’s column he wrote: “Here is a seeming paradox...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 04/07/14

I was at an IHOP recently – the by-product of being out on a parish mission where meals were not served in the rectory –...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 04/04/14

The second Sunday of every April is the final round of the Master’s Golf tournament at the beautiful Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. I...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 04/03/14

Part of the additional heartbreak in the tragedies we have seen in the lost jet from Malaysia and the town swept away by mud in...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 03/31/14

Some one said that prayer is like plugging your smart phone or electronic device into the wall or another computer to recharge or download something....

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 03/27/14

The following is a homily based on the Scripture readings for March 30.     “It’s not like looking for a needle in the haystack;...