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Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

Easter Vigil: Celebrating Salvation History

Author: Fr. Thomas Eckert, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Notre Dame Easter

"And what they saw has been retold countless times throughout our history, and it brings us together this night," preached Fr. Thomas Eckert, C.S.C., the Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, at the parish's Easter Vigil. "This night we celebrate what they saw: the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ! We remember the promises that God had made throughout all of salvation history, and we celebrate what all of salvation history pointed us to since the beginning of time: that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God." Read More


Good Friday: A Bond That Can Never Be Broken

Author: Fr. Steven S. Wilbricht, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Peru Cross on Pilgrimage

"Each year, on Good Friday, the blood that is shed by Christ in His betrayal, His agony and pain, and His suffering upon the cross is the sign of a perfect love that can never be broken," writes Fr. Steven S. Wilbricht, C.S.C., in his homily for Good Friday. "The blood poured out from the Lord’s side is a sign of new possibilities, as the Church is born and walks with hope in every generation." Read More


Holy Thursday: “Do as I do”

Author: Fr. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Fr Thomas J O'Hara, CSC

“This priesthood He instituted was to be embodied not in power and majesty, but in humility and service,” preached Fr. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart this evening. “For at the conclusion of the meal, after washing the feet of His disciples, He tells us now go and “do as I do.” Indeed this is a message for us all to take to heart. “Do as I do.” Love as I loved; forgive as I forgave; serve as I served.” Read More


Palm Sunday

Author: Br. Richard Critz, C.S.C.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections

Holy Week

Br. Richard Critz, C.S.C. writes,  "Holy Week gives us a new opportunity to acknowledge that we need to be saved, especially from ourselves. Positioning ourselves with Jesus before his Father, we seek, like Jesus, to abandon ourselves to God and thus find true life in Him." Read More


March Madness, Holy Cross Style

Author: Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.

Posted In: Universities and Colleges

Fr Pete McCormick, CSC

“If you had told me that I would one day travel with the Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Team when I was applying to the seminary in the fall of 1999, I would have probably written my essays with less anxiety and more hustle,” writes Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., on his work as the team’s chaplain. “A quick set of guesses could elicit some pretty probable reasons for why I love this role: travel, fun basketball venues, gear, and the notoriety that comes from sitting at the end of the bench. … However, here are a few that I’ve discovered over the past couple years. Read More


Joseph, the Adoptive-Father Saint

Author: Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C.

Posted In: Patrons and Spirituality

St Joseph

“The Brothers of Holy Cross (originally the Brothers of St. Joseph) were for us during formation the clearest earthly example of the humble but effective adoptive-father saint,” writes Fr. Don Fetters, C.S.C., in reflecting on St. Joseph, the Patron of the Holy Cross Brothers. “They taught us how to work hard, not to take ourselves too seriously, and not to pretend to know it all. ... In effect, they became for many of us our adoptive fathers in religious life.” Read More


The Lenten Opportunity to Call People Home

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

Posted In: México and Parish

Ash Wednesday

“In many ways, Ash Wednesday is the biggest day of the year for Mexican Catholics,” writes Fr. John Herman, C.S.C. “I’ve asked many people why Mexicans value their ashes on Ash Wednesday so much. There are so many different responses. … Whatever the case, there’s something that the people are seeking.” Read More


What God has Joined

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

Posted In: Parish

Fr Paul Ybarra, CSC

“Sometime ago, I got a frantic phone call from a bride-to-be. Her paperwork was not done. A wedding was to take place in Wisconsin in a few weeks’ time, and she was not prepared,” writes Fr. Paul Ybarra, C.S.C., Parochial Vicar at St. John Vianney Parish. “Could I help them, they begged.” Read More


Archbishop Müller, Prefect of the CDF, visits Moreau

Author: Mr. Michael Thomas

Posted In: Moreau Seminary and Seminary Life

Archbishop Gerhard Müller

The Most Reverend Gerhard Müller, the Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), made his way to Moreau Seminary earlier this month. Mr. Michael Thomas, a postulant at Moreau, reflects on his visit, including the Archbishop’s homily and candid Q-and-A with the seminarians.

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Thank you, Benedict!

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

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections and Universal Church

Pope Benedict XVI

“The Chair of Saint Peter has been vacated. This is a surprising situation that has left us unsure of how to respond,” writes Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C. “Most importantly, I just want to say to a man who has become a ‘holy father’ to me: ‘Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.’” Read More


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