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Who Am I?

Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Teaching the Preaching of the Good News

Author: Fr. Mike Connors, C.S.C.

Posted In: Education and Universities and Colleges

Fr Mike Connors, CSC

“I try to preach, and to teach preaching, in a way that … [animates] others to see life the way God sees it,” writes Fr. Mike Connors, C.S.C., the Director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics at Notre Dame. “For me, standing before the assembled People of God is still terrifying, a shouldering of the Cross – yet also a joy and a life-giving privilege. To be used by God, to be part of the announcement of God’s nearness, goodness and compassion, to point to a future previously unseen and not of our own making – this is enormously humbling.” Read More

Holy Cross in the Philippines

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and Mission

Fr Vincent Rosario, CSC

"In 1951, the Servant of God, Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., began the Family Rosary Crusade in the Philippines,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., the Director of Family Rosary, International. “After Fr. Peyton died in 1992, people began to insist that Holy Cross formally found the Congregation in the Philippines to continue this legacy. This finally became a reality in 2008.” Read More

Leading into Eternal Life

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

Posted In: México, Mission, and Parish

Parish in Mexico

“With the numbers of people in our parish and the rapid nature of the burials, I might have two or more funerals in my day that I don’t even know I’ll be having when I wake up that morning,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C., Pastor of La Luz Parish in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, México. “Accompanying our people before and after the death of a loved one is such a powerful way for us in Holy Cross to truly be ‘men with hope to bring.’” Read More

The Year of Faith: Impelled by the Love of Christ

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

Posted In: In the Press

Year of Faith

“Sharing with others what you most cherish is but a special human characteristic,” writes Fr. John Britto, C.S.C., of the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization. “In this line it is interesting to note what Daniel N.T., a Sri Lankan ecumenical leader and poet says:  ‘Evangelism is one beggar telling another where to find bread.’ Our endeavor as Christians, who have known what the life giving bread is, are duty bound to tell others of this life giving bread and where to find it.” Read More

The Story from the Grave


Posted In: Community and Homilies and Reflections

2011 All Souls Day Procession

“The lives of our predecessors in Holy Cross serve as a profound witness to our readings today – that there is so much to be gained in our life and ministry as religious,” preached Deacon Brian Ching, C.S.C., at this year’s annual All Souls Day celebration in Holy Cross. “We see a band of men whom now live in great peace because they desired to live for others each and every day. They were men who lived and died for the Lord, sustained by the Body and Blood of Christ.” Read More

My Favorite Subject

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

Posted In: Universities and Colleges

University of Portland

“In one of the Scripture passages symbolic of the whole Christian ideal – especially the priestly ideal – St. Paul exclaims, ‘It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me,’” writes Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C. “I don’t pretend that I can honestly say these words with St. Paul … but, perhaps in my best moments, some of my interactions with people help them to focus, not on me, but on God.” Read More

Why Would You Choose Celibacy?

Author: Mr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Posted In: Discernment and Religious Vows

Fr Joe Corpora, CSC with students

“When I initially decided to enter Moreau Seminary four years ago … one of the most common comments from friends and others was: ‘But doesn't that mean you have to give up sex?’” writes seminarian Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C. “During my time at the Novitiate, I began to be able to better answer those questions. … For me, the vow of chastity calls me to live in love with the God who created me, to love the person God created me to be and to love all of God’s people.” Read More

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