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...]

Living the Dream – National Vocations Awareness Week

This week is National Vocations Awareness Week and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Media Relations will be posting guest blogs by a young priest (ME!!) or religious January 15-19 at http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com. I was very happy to have been asked by the USCCB to write a little piece for this.  Things have been hectic here [Read More...]

USCCB – Preaching, Penance and Dorothy!

A lot has been happening the last few days in Baltimore.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the bishops and bloggers meet up – duty calls here at the parish!  If you want a play by play, follow the hashtag #USCCB12 on twitter.  Almost as good as being there in person!   The Bishops today [Read More...]

The Scandals, Fr. Benedict, and Moving on… (UPDATED… AGAIN)

An interview with Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR was recently published on the NCRegister website.  It was quickly taken down, but not before it caused quite a stir.  The Huffington post and the NY Daily News both picked up on it.  Fr. Benedict is a remarkable priest – one that I’ve looked up to for many [Read More...]


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