WEEKLY NEWS: December 20, 2010

Holiday break The Provincialate Offices will be closed December 24 – 27 for Christmas, and December 31 for New Year’s Eve.  There will be no Fridge Notes published on December 27.  As always, if you have an urgent news item to share, such as a death in the family or other information that needs quick […]


WEEKLY NEWS: Week of December 13, 2010

Instruments of Hope and Healing In 2002, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”  It is often referred to as the “Dallas Charter.”  It is a comprehensive set of procedures established by the bishops to address allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic […]


The superior general’s Christmas message

“Now, again, we recall the God who became a baby and was born for us all.” “Dear Brothers and Friends of the Dehonian Family,” starts Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, SCJ, superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, in his 2010 Christmas message. “In our letter sent on the Feast of the Sacred Heart […]


WEEKLY NEWS: December 6, 2010

Educating the poorest of the poor It was in the factory town of Saint-Quentin, France, that Fr. Leo John Dehon was first exposed to the plight of the working poor. It awakened him to the fact that the Church needs to do more than offer sacraments, its priests must “get out of the sacristy and […]


Conversations on the Mission Statement

Local communities were asked to have conversations regarding the Mission Statement of the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.  Comments from those reflections have been posted at: http://usmembership.wordpress.com/


Continuing the dreams of the founder in Asia

It was in the factory town of Saint-Quentin, France, that Fr. Leo John Dehon was first exposed to the plight of the working poor. It awakened him to the fact that the Church needs to do more than offer sacraments, its priests must “get out of the sacristy and go to the people,” he said. […]