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Happy Father’s Day to all Fathers! Bless Our Priests!


Editor’s Note: To our heavenly Father and our earthly fathers: Dads, Grandpas, Godfathers, Foster Fathers and Stepfathers a very Happy Father’s Day…and a special Father’s Day greeting to all our priests, all our spiritual fathers, from all of us here at  We offer you this beautiful reflection from the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los... Read More

Three Priests Talk About Spiritual Direction

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Spiritual Direction is often misunderstood, misused, or overlooked. To help unmask the intrigue and bring it out of obscurity, I asked three priests–Fr. Mitch Pacwa S.J., Fr. John McCloskey III STD, and Fr. Wayne Sattler –to share their thoughts on spiritual direction. I will introduce each separately, and then offer their reflections. Father Mitch Pacwa S.J. is perhaps best known as a... Read More

Priest’s Spiritual Nourishment: Reading & Discipline


Dear Father John, I am a newly ordained priest. Before and during my seminary years I enjoyed very much having a spiritual director. Since graduation I haven’t been able to find a spiritual director. I was wondering what books would you recommend for spiritual reading to a diocesan priest. I also would like to know what spiritual practices would you recommend any diocesan priest to incorporate... Read More

St. Charles Borromeo – Pray for our Priests

November 4, 2010 by  
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Dear Friends, The spiritual well being of our priests has been on my heart lately. After reading portions of early Church history this week I was reminded that there has never been a time in history when priests, bishops, and even popes, have not had a tremendous pull on them to be trapped in the midst of the mundane and dragged away from the profound and living relationship with Christ they must have... Read More

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