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Preparing the Ashes

Author: Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts, In the Press, and Parish

Ash Wednesday

Although convenient, the physical connection between our palms and ashes is more than just recycling, but also an important symbol of the link between our praise and adoration of God and our desire for repentance and mercy. Read More

Final Vows Lucernarium

Author: Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.

Posted In: Final Vows, Homilies and Reflections, and In the Press


Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C., pastor of St. Joseph parish in South Bend, shares his homily from Final Vows Lucernarium, which kicks off the observance of the Perpetual Profession of Vows and Ordination to the Diaconate of six of our Holy Cross Seminarians. Fr. Kevin shares that prayer must be the center of a seminarian or novice's life, but must continue to be the center for the rest of religious life and ordained ministry as well. Read More

The Current of Hope

Author: Fr. William Dorwart, C.S.C.

Posted In: In the Press and Profiles of CSCs

Fr Dorwart, CSC presiding at Mass

After the recent tragedy at the Navy Yard, Fr. William Dorwart, C.S.C., serving as a Roman Catholic chaplain for Naval District Washington, writes about the abiding need for hope in this world where suffering is ever-present. Read More

Humility and a SCOTUS Justice

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

Posted In: Education, In the Press, and Universities and Colleges


During my first year at the University of Portland, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke on campus. His talk gave me new insights into the First Amendment; it was enlightening, but somewhat expected. Justice Clarence Thomas’ visit yielded a far more surprising and important blessing: he gave me new insights into the first Beatitude. 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

Fr. Tyson honored by Notre Dame and University of Portland

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: In the Press

Fr David Tyson, CSC

Fr. David Tyson, C.S.C., the Provincial Superior of the United States Province, was recently honored by both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Portland at their respective graduations. Notre Dame gave him an honorary Doctor of Laws, while Portland awarded him the University’s Christus Magister Medal. Read More

Firm in Faith with Mary

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries and In the Press

Firm Faith with Mary

At the Beatification festivities for Blessed John Paul II this past weekend, Fr. Jim Phalan, C.S.C., the Director of Family Rosary International, announced a new worldwide campaign of prayer entitled Firm in Faith with Mary. In the spirit of Servant of God Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., the founder of Holy Cross Family Ministries, Fr. Jim is leading this movement, calling on Christians around the world to unite in praying the rosary for World Youth Day. Here is the letter from Fr. Jim announcing the campaign. Read More

Holy Cross Week on S+L Television: Frs. Phalan and Gawrych Give Witness

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: In the Press and Vocations


Salt + Light Television, Canada’s “Catholic Channel of Hope”, which produced the moving documentary on Saint André Bessette entitled God’s Doorkeeper, features two of our Holy Cross priests this week on their flagship programs. First, Fr. James Phalan, C.S.C., the director of Family Rosary Internationalappeared on their weekly Perspectives Program and gives a wonderful education in the faith about the rosary. In the same week, our very own Associate Director of the Office of Vocations, Fr. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., appeared on the WITNESS programFr. Tom Rosica, C.S.B., the CEO of Salt + Light, interviewed him about his vocation to Holy Cross. We just might declare this Holy Cross week on Salt + Light! 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

Fr. Neil Wack, C.S.C., named Distinguished Pastor by NCEA

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: Education, In the Press, and Parish


Tomorrow marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. So on the eve of that great week, it is a great joy to share the news that one of our Holy Cross pastors, Fr. Neil Wack, C.S.C., was named a Distinguished Pastor by the National Catholic Education Assocation (NCEA) for his "outstanding support of Catholic Education". Fr. Neil is pastor at the parish he grew up in as a child - Christ the King Parish in South Bend, IN. Read More

Brother Jesus Alonso: A Complete Vocation

Author: Holy Cross Vocations US Province

Posted In: In the Press

Br Jesus Alonso, CSC

The National Catholic Reporter did a great article on Brother Jesus Alonso, C.S.C., a member of the South-West Province of Brothers, who is completing his doctorate in micro-biology in Texas. Read More

God's Doorman: Brother André in HD

Author: Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.

Posted In: In the Press and Saint André Bessette

Fr Thomas Rosica, CSB

Salt + Light Television, our Catholic channel of hope from Canada, has been working on a beautiful documentary on the life of Brother André entitled God’s Doorman.  Although the documentary is currently racing toward completion, they just launched the website for it, which includes the trailer for what has been a real labor of love for the people at Salt + Light. Today we share with you some remarks that their CEO, Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., gave on Brother André in the context of a conference of vocation and seminary personnel. Read More

CSC Profile: Priestly Black and Dodger Blue

Author: Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

Posted In: Holy Cross Family Ministries, In the Press, and Profiles of CSCs

Fr Willy Raymond, CSC with Pope

Another one of our Holy Cross priests from Family Theater Productions is making the news. Fr. Wilfred “Willy” Raymond, who is actually the Director of Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, is also giving his time as a chaplain to the Los Angeles Dodgers. As the article relates, Fr. Willy got involved with the Dodgers more out of a passion for the Sacraments, than out of a passion for baseball. Read More

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