Coming Soon (Sept. 23, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As September draws to a close, I am excited to announce some upcoming events. On September 27th at 7:30PM, we will be holding a night of prayer and conversation in the Church. It will take the style of a town hall meeting, where I hope many people from all age…

What can I do? (Sept. 9, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Since writing to you only a few weeks ago about the challenges facing the Church, things seem to have only become more disheartening. Like many of you, as I watch story after story arise of apparent corruption within the Church, I too often feel frustrated, saddened, and angry. Many…

Barbecue (Aug. 16, 2018)

Nothing beats a barbecue on a beautiful summer day. Spending time outside with family and friends, having a few cold ones (sodas of course), and enjoying some burgers and hot dogs as the sun sets late in the evening and the fireflies appear – it’s the American way. Like the parallels in other cultures, it’s…

Sabbath Rest (Aug. 2, 2018)

One of my favorite things to do as a priest is spend time in the parish school. Children have a wonderfully simple way of looking at the world and often reach insights that adults miss out on. Not long ago one student asked me: “If God is so strong and great, after making the world,…

Humanae Vitae (July 26, 2018)

Fifty years ago, on July 25th, 1969, Pope (soon to be Saint) Paul VI released the document Humanae Vitae to an astonished world. In an age of progress, where so many thought the Church was ready to move forward on moral and social issues, he made a clear and unwavering stand for traditional teachings about marriage and…

The Weight of a Mass (July 21, 2018)

As many of you heard in my announcement this past Sunday, beginning August 5th we will now be accepting Mass intentions for all Sunday Masses. I understand this has not been the practice here at Notre Dame for some time, but offering Sunday Masses for a particular intention is a beautiful tradition going back to…