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Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 07/11/14

“Growing pains,” my mother would say whenever I brought up some unexplained cramp or strain. “Part of growing up.” My pre-adolescent mind would imagine bones...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 07/05/14

I reach into the vitamin pill cabinet of the monastery kitchen to get some pills. I like the ones that say “High Potency.” Nothing but...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 07/01/14

Even when he isn’t making headlines, Pope Francis gives wings to important views in our lives as Christians. For example he has said, “Religious freedom...

Stuart A. Wilson-Smith, CSP | 06/30/14

One of the most significant reflections on my spiritual life lately is related to the Psalms. I must admit that there are large sections of...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 06/26/14

This is a homily on the Scripture readings for Sunday, June 29, the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul.   Although the sports world is...

Father David P. Dwyer, CSP | 06/25/14

By Mike Hayes Special to the Paulist Blog from BustedHalo©   Having trouble picking a team to root for in this year’s World Cup? As...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 06/24/14

When people escape their native country due to violence, suffering and such, they are referred to as refugees. That is, they are in another country...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 06/23/14

Last Saturday I had a unique experience, and at my age not many things that I do are new. I was invited by the Methodists...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 06/19/14

This is a homily based on the Scripture readings for Sunday, June 22. There is so much conversation about newly-released infantryman Bowe Bergdahl because there...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 06/16/14

It’s been almost three weeks since the Paulist General Assembly. The Paulist Fathers get together every four years to decide the direction of the community...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 06/13/14

Many Catholics have a bit of Quaker in them. Quakers reject external religious authority in favor of some inner light dwelling in each soul.  Many...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 06/12/14

The following is a homily based on the Scripture readings for Sunday, June15. There was a lot of controversy about the Michael Jackson Hologram performance...