“My last night as an associate pastor…”

A priest in Indianapolis reflects on how his life is about to change as, for the first time, he becomes a pastor: For the rest of my life until retirement, barring getting sent away for further schooling or something like that, I’ll be a pastor of a parish.  It is kind of intimidating sitting here [Read More...]

“Christ’s hands in the world”

Some inspiring stories of diakonia can be found in this piece by Sean Gallagher, about the ordination last weekend in Indianapolis: The enduring power of relationships between friends, wives and husbands and parents and children were deeply woven into the June 23 ordination of 16 men as permanent deacons and two men as transitional deacons at SS. Peter [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words, Indy edition

Below, a couple shots of the beautiful St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis — the oldest church in the city — where I’ve served Mass every evening during the Catholic Media Conference. [Read more...]

"We are a very complacent church…"

Indianapolis is about to get a new auxiliary bishop,  and the local paper has a lengthy profile, in which he talks about ways to build up the church — beginning with better preaching: With unpacked boxes piled high in his own office, Bishop-elect Christopher J. Coyne received a pair of visitors last week in the [Read More...]


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