Perseverance

Perseverance

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)   We live in a time of division. The priesthood is not exempt: young vs. old; tradition vs. innovation; social justice vs. prayer and fasting. This past week, I listened to a presentation by a priest who urged his fellow priests to consider exempl...

By "Fr. Luke" - 11 29 2022
Discernment Is Not About You

Discernment Is Not About You

This article was previously published in Sword & Spade Magazine. Benjamin Mann, as one deeply involved in vocations within the Eastern  Catholic traditions, corrects a common problem in discernment.   It is quite traditional and correct to speak of “discerning a vocation” — particularly to consecrated life or the priesthoo...

By Sword&Spade - 11 15 2022
Of Fatherhood and Harvests

Of Fatherhood and Harvests

Mighty grain elevators—1,500 broad-shouldered "Sentinels of the Plains"—once stood guard over farm towns across the State of Texas. Today, less than a third of the aged watchmen report for duty. In their place, prison towers now shadow the edge of many rural communities. I spent the first week of November in one of those prison towns. Normal...

By "Fr. Luke" - 11 09 2022