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May God who has begun the good work in you bring it to fulfillment.

“May God who has begun the good work in you bring it to fulfillment.” These are the words the Bishop says to the ordinandi (the men getting ordained) after they […]

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Formation Around Temptation

Thank God for Clay and Continents In seminary, “Formation” is a word we use several times a day.  We are “in Formation.”  We are “being formed.”  What we are in […]

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A Year of Transitions

I have enjoyed being a transitional deacon and the many blessings that come with it. One of the blessings of diaconal ministry has been preaching because of how mystical the homily preparation is. […]

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Bringing Jesus to His People

Shortly before his death, Bishop DiLorenzo sat down with me for what I thought was going to be an uneventful annual meeting.  As our chat was drawing to a close, […]

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Let the adventure begin…

Thoughts from a recently ordained priest One by one, priest after priest after priest came and laid hands on the heads of my classmates and I as we knelt during […]

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