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Father John J. Geaney, CSP | 12/29/13

A researcher recently asked himself, “What makes me happy?” – and then he did some research to back up what he found out. He believes...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 12/27/13

The following is a homily for Sunday, Dec. 29, the Feast of the Holy Family.   Learning a language has some hidden difficulties. We presume,...

Father Michael B. McGarry, CSP | 12/23/13

How did Ben Franklin put it? “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” A bit cynical, to be sure. Guests arrive and we...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 12/19/13

The following is a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 22. What shall I get so-and-so for Christmas? Or where will we go...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 12/17/13

I took ballroom dancing class one summer while a priest in San Francisco. Don’t ask. Anyway, we were taught all sorts of Latin dances. I...

Stuart A. Wilson-Smith, CSP | 12/16/13

One of the most striking things about the priestly/Paulist formation process is its “marathon-esque” quality. True, in the thick of things it can feel like...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 12/13/13

The following is a homily for the third Sunday in Advent, Dec. 15. When the explanations started coming for the Metro North train crash two...

Father Terrence P. Ryan, CSP | 12/13/13

Some people say that we should not be praising Mandela because he was a communist. He was, and then he grew out of it with...

Father Francis P. DeSiano, CSP | 12/08/13

The following is a homily for the second Sunday in Advent, Dec. 8. So I was waiting to board a plane, standing next to a...

Father Charles R. Kullmann, CSP | 12/02/13

Happy Advent! This liturgical season focuses on the coming of Christ and of waiting for Him. Of course we recall the long time of waiting...

Father Michael B. McGarry, CSP | 11/30/13

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams concludes a longer poem “Advent Calendar” with the words: He will come like dark.One evening when the bursting redDecember sun draws...

Father Charles R. Kullmann, CSP | 11/27/13

It is a time of endings and beginnings. This past Sunday, we liturgically marked the end of the church year with the celebration of the...