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Fr. Chris' Article - May 19, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/17/19

(The following is a letter I recently received from an out of town penitent who had been away from the Sacraments for many years. They summed up the beauty of reconciliation better than I could. It is with their permission that I share it. -F.C.) I feel compelled to ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 12, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/10/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Mother’s Day to all those who have given the gift of life to us!  There are so many things to be thankful to our mothers for.  In some sense, we quite literally owe everything to them.  I thought that I would share ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 5, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/03/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Wednesday a traveling display of relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, most popularly known as Padre Pio, came to St. Philip Parish. The relics included a cape from his religious habit, clippings of his hair, one of the fingerless gloves that he ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 28, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/26/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Thursday was the annual Southwest Indiana Right to Life Banquet, an essential part of our local battle for upholding the dignity of every human person.  It is a perfect occasion for me to address a very good inquiry that was dropped ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 21, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/18/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The fullness of the Risen Christ’s blessings be with you all! We have finally come to the day of days, the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord.  The Paschal Mystery that is the Crucifixion, death, and Resurrection of Jesus is the central ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 14, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/12/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we come upon the celebration of Easter proper, I wanted to take the opportunity to look at bit past Easter itself to the Second Sunday of Easter (April 28), otherwise known as Divine Mercy Sunday.  This feast was officially started by St. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 7, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/04/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we come fast upon Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, we also come upon the greatest mysteries of our Faith.  The greatest of all the Solemnities of the Lord is of course Easter (along with the aforementioned Triduum).  The greatest of the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - March 31, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/29/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past weekend I had the honor of officiating at yet another wedding. This gives me the opportunity to muse a bit on the ritual for the celebration of Matrimony and some of the theology contained therein. For many who contemplate their eventual ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - March 24, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/21/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I’ve had many requests to teach or explain the meaning of the Latin responses and prayers at the Mass, especially during these last Advent and Lenten seasons.  To that end, I thought I would simply give a brief translation for each of the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - March 17, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 3/15/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Just this past week some friends of mine welcomed their sixth child into the world.  They frequent the Extraordinary Form of the Mass at St. Mary’s church downtown.  One of the ancient customs of the Church involves the so-called “churching” of women. This ... Read More »