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Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 03/20/14

The following is a homily for the weekend of Sunday, March 23.   Boy, dating has sure gotten complicated. We have eharmony.com, and now ChristianMingle.com...

Father Ronald A. Franco, CSP | 03/19/14

Today (March 19) the Church celebrates the solemnity of St. Joseph. In the New Testament, St. Joseph appears only briefly (and silently) in connection with...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 03/18/14

I notice that in the beginning of Genesis when all the creation stuff was going on, chapter 2, God made a human being, one human...

Stuart A. Wilson-Smith, CSP | 03/17/14

I have been assigned to serve as a hospital chaplain this year as part of my supervised ministry course. One of the more powerful experiences...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 03/11/14

The doorbell rang at 5:45 in the evening, and the cathedral priests were enjoying dinner at the rectory. At the door was a young man...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 03/07/14

I found a flat tire on my car in a parking lot here in Florida. Yuk. Big nail in the tire. Anyway, after the usual...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 03/06/14

We all dream of starting over.  If we could go back to grade or high school; if we could study on the college level.  If...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 03/04/14

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and we wonder since Christmas was such a short time ago, can it be Lent already? Well, Christmas is not that...

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

Did you ever mess up by what you say or do and really hurt someone’s feelings, someone who cares for you? What to do? First,...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 02/27/14

The following is a homily for Sunday, March 2. One of my long-time habits is reading the comics. I think I’m the only one in...

Father John E. Hurley, CSP | 02/25/14

On Pope Francis’ return trip from World Youth Day in Brazil to Rome, he was asked about people who are gay. As he concluded his...

Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 02/24/14

The bells of the Cathedral of St. Andrew here in Grand Rapids, Mich., ring out four times each Sunday to announce that the parish community...