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Who Am I?

Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Teaching the Religion-Science Relationship

Author: Fr. Thomas E. Hosinski, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Universities and Colleges

Fr Thomas Hosinkski, CSC

“In both written scholarship and research shared in classroom instruction, seminars, and public presentations, I have engaged in the religion-science dialogue,” writes Fr. Thomas E. Hosinski, C.S.C., a Professor of Theology at the University of Portland. “Because of the importance of this dialogue in my own faith journey, I have tried to guide young minds as they deal with questions similar to the ones that troubled me.” Read More

Formed to Serve God's People

Author: Fr. Paul Ybarra,C.S.C.

Posted In: Community and Parish


“Truth be known, Fr. Tom hated being a novice master. He was away from the people he cared dearly about, the people of the various parishes he had served,” writes Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C. “I must say, he never resented having to form us novices. I know he cared for us too, but he had been formed, changed in such a way – maybe less by his own novice master, most likely by God – to serve God’s people, especially those most in need.” Read More

The Lord’s Supper

Author: Mr. Brogan Ryan

Posted In: Community, Moreau Seminary, and Seminary Life

Refectory at Moreau Seminary

“Do you always eat like this?” A guest of a fellow seminarian asked this question last week as we sat down for dinner. It was his first time visiting Moreau Seminary and he was surprised at the way in which we were eating—that is, togetherRead More

The Year of Faith and Mary

Author: Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries

Fr Jim Phalen, CSC meeting Pope Benedict XVI

“You may be aware that the Synod and the Year of Faith are both coordinated with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Second Vatican Council,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., the Director of Family Rosary International. “You may not be so aware that promotion of Marian devotion is one of the top priority guidelines for the celebration of the Year of Faith! Why is that? The needed renewal of the faith that the ‘New Evangelization’ is trying to awaken needs Mary.” Read More

House Recreation and Community Life

Author: Mr. Charlie Skinner

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Old College

Old Collegians go bowling

Charlie Skinner writes about community recreation nights in Old College: “I develop a deeper appreciation for the Old College community that I am blessed to be a part of. As the Constitutions suggest, community enriches our faith life, encourages us to share our gifts, and provides us with the energy that is necessary for doing our work.” Read More

Nothing Better than Sunday Mornings

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

Posted In: México and Parish

Fr John Herman, CSC

“After 17 years of being a priest, Sunday mornings still never get old for me,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. “One of the most valuable things that I learned from Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., my first pastor, was the importance of being present before and after the weekend Masses to greet and interact with parishioners. He taught me that it’s the one time each week that we can be, even briefly, with most of the people of the parish.” Read More

Serving the Poor and Afflicted

Author: Mr. Matthew Hovde, C.S.C.

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Chapel in Geddes

“One of the most memorable homilies I ever heard was one line: ‘If you ignore the poor, you will probably go to hell,’” writes Mr. Matt Hovde, C.S.C., reflection on his ministry placement this year. “Are we supposed to drop everything – our jobs, our responsibilities, our academics, our prayer life, our community life, everything – so that we can minister to the poor? The answer I found was, as usual, a paradox: yes and no.” Read More

A Brother and a Protector

Author: Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C.

Posted In: Brotherhood, Community, and Discernment

Br Donald Stabrowski, CSC

“Our Holy Cross brothers live under the patronage of St. Joseph, husband and father in the Holy Family,” writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. “Throughout the nativity stories, when Mary and Jesus are most vulnerable, St. Joseph protects them. When my vocation was at its most vulnerable, this Holy Cross brother helped to keep it alive. Br. Donald, I cannot say thank you enough.” Read More

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