What is the history & theology behind the prayers of the faithful?

The faith that leads us at Mass to ask God to fill our needs must lead us to alleviate human need outside of Mass February 14, 2014, edition By Father Michael Kwatera Q. I prepare the Sunday and holy day prayers of the faithful for my parish Masses. I use several published resources for this,…

Writer J.F. Powers remembered through his letters

Jan. 3, 2014, edition By Bob Zyskowski “Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of a Family Life: The Letters of J.F. Powers, 1942-1963” edited by Katherine A. Powers. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York (2013). 450 pp., $35. Spending the last few weeks peeking into the life of the late Catholic writer J. F. Powers through…

Abbey releases list of offenders

December 20, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully On Dec. 9, St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville released the names of 18 monks who likely offended minors. The list includes nine monks who are living at St. John’s Abbey under supervised plans: Brothers Michael Bik, Richard Eckroth, Thomas Gillespie, Brennan Maiers, Finian McDonald, Dunstan Moorse, James Phillips,…

St. John’s Abbey releases Gregorian Chant Schola CD

The Gregorian Chant Schola of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, has released a compact disk recording, “Singing with Mary and the Saints,” through Milan Records. Benedictine Father Anthony Ruff is director of the Gregorian Schola, which has 15 members — monks, and male and female undergraduate and graduate students. This group, including the Abbey vocations director…