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Why Priest? | November 26, 2014

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The Best Time to be a Priest

October 16, 2014 |

A number of years ago, my brother-in-law, observing the craziness of the time in which we live, remarked: “there is no better time to be a priest.” Given the instability in the Middle East, the serious moral questions that have … Read More

Q&A with Fr. Mike: What is the process of Canonization?

October 1, 2014 |

Q: What is the process of Canonization? How does a person become a Saint?

A: In light of the recent canonizations of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II, I am sure many of us have questions … Read More

A Priest… in the form of Christ

September 28, 2014 |

Today’s second reading from the mass highlights what a priest should be. If a priest acts in persona Christi Capitis (that is, the person of Christ the head of the Church), then the Philippians hymn describes how a priest should … Read More

A Priest’s Perspective on Marriage Prep

September 25, 2014 |

Every year the Chicago Archdiocese celebrates a 50th wedding anniversary Mass at Holy Name Cathedral for couples who were married in the Archdiocese (and, of course, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary in that given year). It is good to … Read More