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A Pastoral Message

The pastoral care of the family and the synod

Most marriage unions start out on a positive note. They start out on a happy note. They start out on an upbeat note. They...

Am I accepting of my old age, illness and death?

By Monsignor Thomas J. Morgan There is a legend that the historical Buddha was born a prince in a small kingdom. All during his early years,...

What sort of God do you say you believe in?

On Sundays, all of us say or sing with the Assembly: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and...

To be a good and loving father is a great vocation

On Father's Day, we make a special effort to honor fathers. Our society honors fathers. Our church honors fathers. Our parishes honor fathers. Our...

Good Friday and giving forgiveness

Forgiveness is not a new concept. It is not a new therapy. It is not a new skill. It is not a new strategy....

Nora and Mike, a story of renewed love

Nora and Mike met in college. They fell in love right away. It was instantaneous. It was magical. They delighted being together. They reveled...

Reconciliation has a transformative power

I have a confession to make. It is that when I was young I feared going to confession. Nervousness would creep in all over...

My decision to become a diocesan priest

All of the surveys show that our diocesan Catholic population is increasing and the priest population is decreasing. The demands for pastoral ministry are...

Pope calls for a change of style, tone

Pope Francis has been in the news these past few days. He has sent shock waves through the whole church. He has sent shock...

‘Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God’

A recent article published in Personality and Social Psychology Review suggests that narcissism is on the rise among college students. These students have become...
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