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March 14, 2020

Looking for a way to keep up with your personal prayer?

The good folks at Give Us This Day are offering free digital access to their monthly booklet.

Each day, you'll find a guide for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer, as well as the readings for Mass, a biography of a s...

September 2, 2018

Homily from the 5:30 p.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso, Ind.

In 1966, Fr. Peter Scholtes was a young associate pastor at St. Brendan’s Parish on the South Side of Chicago. At the time, the Church was undergoing a huge shift – and...

August 19, 2018

Homily from the 5:30 p.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso, Ind.

Tradition has been that when a priest is ordained, his parents or supporters present him with a chalice he’ll use to celebrate Mass. The one that I use here in the main...

August 7, 2018

The homily for the 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday Masses at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso was crafted around the Sacramental theology of St. Ambrose, St. Thomas Aquinas and the words of Dan Schutte's "Gather the People." Give it a listen. - Fr. Je...

July 8, 2018

Homily from the 5:30 p.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso, Ind.

Brother Bruno would go out into the streets of Quito, Ecuador every Monday night. He knew where all the city’s homeless stayed. “Gerardo stays behind this building.” “Ju...

December 31, 2017

Bulletin column from St. Mary Catholic Church, in Crown Point, Ind.

My dear friends in Christ,

There are so many sites in the Holy Land where you can see Scripture come to life, and no doubt if you know someone who’s been on pilgrimage in the land where Jesus walked, the...

December 30, 2017

Homily from the 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Crown Point, Ind.

One of the real privileges of the past six years of seminary education was spending 10 weeks last year in the Holy Land, and about 5 days of that was spent in Nazareth.

The Nazareth of today,...

December 24, 2017

Bulletin column for St. Mary Catholic Church in Crown Point, Ind.

Remember the Sears WishBook? Long before we could order whatever we wanted on an iPhone, mail carriers would deliver the 500-page catalog to every home in the neighborhood, just before heading to the chir...

December 20, 2017

Homily from the 7:45 a.m. Mass for St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, Ind.

Who wrote the Gospel?

What's the big red book called?

Has anyone ever surprised you?

What was your last big surprise?

God surprised Mary. Here she is, just beginning her life with Jos...

December 3, 2017

Homily from the 5:30 p.m., 7:30 and 9 a.m. Masses at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Crown Point, Ind.

Stillness.

It can be difficult for us to live in the stillness, life moving to a different rhythm.

We come to rely on certain rhythms. You go to Mass, take your seat....

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