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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

The Real OC: Encountering the Global Church

Author: Mr. Brendan McAleer

Posted In: Old College


Brendan McAleer, a senior at Old College, sends us our report from Old College for this month. But as you will find out, it is a post that comes from a lot further away …This past semester I had the great opportunity to study abroad at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. It has been the tradition of Old College to send men in their third year to study abroad. For the past six years we have been residing at The American College of the Immaculate Conception, a diocesan seminary run by the USCCB. Of course, besides our studies, we had the opportunity to travel, including spending Christmas in Rome!  Read More

Into Africa: Am I Really a Missionary?

Author: Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C.

Posted In: East Africa and Mission


Almost nine months into his assignment as rector of our seminary in Kenya, Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., reflects quite insightfully for us in his blog this month on what it means to be a missionary today. It is well worth the read … Read More

Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., Awarded Prestigious Gates Scholarship

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: In the Press


This past week, Holy Cross received the great news that Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., had received a prestigious Gates Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge.  As the annoucement from Cambridge explains, Fr. Kevin, I was one of 30 only Americans (out of over 800 applicants) to receive the prestigious scholarship.   Read More

iSeminary: Giving up our gifts by giving them away

Author: Mr. Dennis Strach

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Dennis Strach

Mr. Dennis Strach, one of our candidates at Moreau Seminary, filed this blog post for our monthly report from our major seminary. Dennis shares a beautiful reflection about how in “giving up” this year to the candidate program has helped him come to give away his gifts in service of others. Read More

Ivy League Catholic: Yalies for Life

Author: Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C.

Yalies for Life

It seems like a lot of our blog readers were at the Right to Life March in DC this past month.  So was Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C., with some students from Yale has he relates to us in this month's installment of "Ivy League Catholic." Read More

Stonehill Launches New Saint André Lecture

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Saint André Bessette

Saint André Lecture

On Tuesday, Stonehill College, which was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948 in Easton, MA, launched the first annual Saint André Lecture in honor of the first saint of Holy Cross.  The inaugural lecture was given by Nicholas Kristof, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and two-time Pulitizer Prize winner.  His lecture was entitled "Welcoming the Other." Read More

Diary of a Mountain Priest: Reading Marathon

Author: Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C.

Posted In: Parish


Some people run marathons; others read marathons ... at least according to our monthly blogger, Fr. Vince Kuna, C.S.C., as he shares with us this month about his fundraiser for the youth group of his parish. Read More

World Day for Consecrated Life: Salt and Light of the World

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Vocations


Today in the Church we celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life.  It is the day we set aside each year to give thanks for all the many religious sisters, brothers, and priests who through their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience have consecrated themselves to the Lord and His service.  But, as Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., Director of the Office of Vocations, pointed out in his homily today, it is also the day that we renew our efforts -- all of our efforts -- to pray and work for the next generation of consecrated women and men who will serve our Church and world.  Enjoy his homily! Read More

Hooping it up for Jesus

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Seminary Life

Mundelein Basketball Tourneyment

Not lost in the shuffle of Catholic Schools Week last week was one of the highlights of the seminary calendar every year: the annual seminary basketball tournament at Mundelein Seminary. Today, Joshua Leeuw, one of the candidates at Moreau Seminary, reports on the tournament, the antics of our fans, and the “brothership” shared by all. Read More

Catholic Schools Week: A Force for Change

Author: Rev. Mr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education


To end our celebration of Catholic Schools Week on a highpoint, Deacon Paul Ybarra, C.S.C., shares with us the story of how God called him through his work as a teacher in the Alliance for Catholic Education to enter Holy Cross as a seminarian. Deacon Paul will be ordained a priest in Sacred Heart Basilica on Saturday, April 30. What a great day that will be for Paul, for Holy Cross, and for the Church as he enters into a new and definite chapter in his ministry as an educator in the faith. Read More

Catholic Schools Week: Echoing the Hope of Christ

Author: Mr. Chuck Lamphier

Posted In: Education

ACE Teacher in the Classroom

We continue our celebration of Catholic Schools Week today by hearing from Chuck Lamphier. He works for the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame and serves as President of the School Board at Holy Cross School (which is a school run by Holy Cross) in South Bend, Indiana. A wonderful collaboration with Holy Cross in our mission and a great man of faith, Chuck shares with us the true hope he sees Catholic schools bringing each and every day. Read More

Catholic Schools Week: Evangelizing Their Pastor

Author: Fr. John DeRiso, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Parish


Our celebration of Catholic Schools Week continues today with the perspective of one of our dynamic, young pastors, Fr. John DeRiso, C.S.C., who shepherds St. Joseph Parish and School in South Bend, IN.  Under his leadership, St. Joseph has reached record enrollment and is one of the leaders in the whole state of Indiana in terms of its students' achievements.  Today, though, Fr. John shares how it is not just the children who are learning at St. Joseph Grade School. Read More

Sermon on the Street: Open Hearts

Author: Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C.

Posted In: André House

King's College Students at André House

Today, we take a break from our Catholic Schools Week series to return to our regularly scheduled programming of “Sermon on the Street” by Fr. Eric Schimmel, C.S.C., the director of André House. Providentially, he shares a story that we can say is really about education in the faith – both that of the volunteers who come to work at André House as well as his own. Read More

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