Sede Vacante, Conclave, and Habemus Papam – What’s a priest to do?!

I never thought I’d have a conclave during my first year of priesthood!  What’s a parish priest to do?!  I remember visiting a parish youth group retreat during the interregnum and conclave that elected Benedict.  The priest was wearing red vestments and praying to the Holy Spirit to assist the cardinals as they tried to [Read More...]

The other side of the screen

Deacon Greg brought it up here – pointing to a recent article in the Tablet.  Joanne McPortland wrote of her experiences in the confessions here. All this got me thinking.  I’m new at this.  Confessions.   It’s a beautiful thing.  I go between loving hearing them and dreading it… but not really.  I could never dread [Read More...]


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