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Fr. Chris' Article - July 21, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/18/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend marks the United States Bishops’ Conference’s NFP (Natural Family Planning) awareness week.  I wanted to begin by first thanking Kelli Lovell for not only sharing about the riches of NFP, but also being a teacher for many couples in this technique ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 14, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/12/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In the pursuit of ultimate Truth, often there are different avenues of approach.  Many want to take a more simplistic and reductionist path rather than looking at the whole picture. This is especially true when we look at the interplay between faith and ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 7, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/03/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Here is another interesting question from the ‘Ask Father’ box: “Can you please explain why in the Book of Numbers it refers to ‘offerings to the Lord without blemish?’” Great question!  In point of fact, there are numerous references to such perfect offerings.  ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 30, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/28/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Lately I’ve started going back through some of the ‘Ask Father’ questions in our question box.  I appreciate the curiosity of folks and the desire to learn more about the foundations of our Faith.  I will try to answer some of the more ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 23, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/21/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy and holy Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ! I wanted to take the opportunity first of all to thank everyone who sent so many prayers, cards, and gifts my way for my ordination anniversary. It is truly humbling and a ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 16, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/17/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Thursday, we celebrated another great saint on the Roman calendar, namely St. Anthony of Padua.  He is one of the most commonly invoked saints in everyday life, most particularly as the patron of lost things or people.  However, I thought it might ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 9, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/06/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, There is more than one event in the New Testament that we can point to as the origin of the Church that Christ founded for us.  In particular, some ancient commentators identified the piercing of the side of Christ with the soldier’s lance ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 2, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/31/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Friday we closed out the month of Mary with the celebration of the Feast of the Visitation.  This celebration has a special place in my heart because I was ordained in the Priesthood on that date, but it also is a special ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 26, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/24/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend is of course a great opportunity for us to (hopefully) relax a little bit, enjoy the company of family and friends, and take a break from the rat race that we too often call life.  Of course, Memorial Day is truly ... Read More »

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 »