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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Coming to Eternal Christmas in Heaven

Author: Fr. Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Merry Christmas

“Christmas, first of all, at its most basic, is about faith,” writes Fr. Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C., reflecting on today’s great solemnity. “Jesus came to bring us faith – not just faith in the moment or faith in business or faith in success, but faith in eternal life. And that faith, as Christmas reminds us, normally breaks into our lives through family. … That is why at places like Notre Dame, we in Holy Cross seek to build family with others.” Read More


Sharing Faith with Families around the World

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

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and Mission

Praying the Rosary

After the recent meeting of the directors of Family Rosary International, representing the work being done by Holy Cross Family Ministries in 17 countries, Fr. Jim Phalan C.S.C., writes, “It is beautiful to see the interweaving of the work begun by Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton throughout Holy Cross. It was impressive to see how we are trying to ‘incarnate’ this charism in many cultures. It was beautiful to see the successes and perplexing to face the challenges. … What is our role in the New Evangelization?” Read More


Discovering the Riches of Poverty

Author: Mr. Hugh Dowell

Posted In: Discernment, Religious Vows, and Seminary Life

Mr Hugh Dowell

“One of my senior lay classmates, knowing I was a seminarian, approached me after class and asked, ‘How does Holy Cross understand poverty? You don’t look very poor.’ I must admit I was a little flabbergasted and didn’t have much of a response, which in turn got me thinking,” writes Mr. Hugh Dowell, a Postulant at Moreau Seminary. He goes on to recount what he has learned from the Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross and his year in formation at Moreau Seminary. Read More


A Small Taste of Heaven

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

Posted In: Universities and Colleges

Fr Charlie McCoy, CSC teaching

Every November, at the Villa Maria Man Auction to raise funds for the Holy Cross missions, the local C.S.C.'s at the University of Portland auction off a dinner at the President’s House. Fr. Charlie McCoy, C.S.C., describing the dinner, writes, “One of Christ’s favorite images for the Kingdom of God is a feast, an eternal supper hosted by the Lord. This dinner party at the president’s home actually captures so many of Scripture’s elements.”

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Love is the Cause of All Faithfulness

Author: Fr. Frank Quinlivan, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Year of Faith

“Love is the cause of all faithfulness,” writes Fr. Frank Quinlivan, C.S.C., reflecting on the gift of faith in this Year of Faith. “In this Year of Faith we are called to try to deepen our faith by overcoming our fears. Doubt is normal and regular and faith can live with doubt. We believe despite our doubts. It is fear rather that is the killer of faith.” Read More


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