Called by Name: The priest is called by name to lay down his life for his friends

Where are the mystery and the wonder?  In the midst of a world that moves so quickly, do we take time to ponder the mysteries of God and to wonder at his marvelous presence in our lives?

Look at the Example of St. Andrew and Walk Others Toward Christ

Recently, I had the joy of accompanying five of the men in the permanent deacon formation program and their wives on a pilgrimage through Italy ending in Rome. 

Live a fiercely faithful life and pray for our seminarians

Recently I offered a series of homilies about living fiercely faithful, and I have taken some time in this article to reflect about how vocations to the priesthood are fostered in environments where Catholics fiercely live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  A fiercely faithful life is based on disciplined discipleship, humility, and simplicity of life.