Weekly News: February 28, 2011

Ordination date set Dn. Greg Schill will be ordained to the priesthood on May 21 in San Antonio, Texas, where his parents reside.  Bishop Oscar Cantú, auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, will be the ordaining bishop.  Invitations will be out in the next few weeks but Dn. Greg reminds SCJs that all are welcome to […]

Weekly News: February 21, 2011

The changing face of the church “The church is becoming a Third World church in many ways,” said Fr. Tom Cassidy, in an interview last week in the National Catholic Reporter.  “I don’t mean it in a pejorative sense.  The church has new roots –– African roots, Asian roots.  I spent 12 years on the general […]

Provincial superior interviewed by NCR

The following interview with Fr. Thomas Cassidy, SCJ, provincial superior of the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, appeared in the National Catholic Reporter’s February 18, 2011, Religious Life Section and is posted here with NCR’s permission. “Every culture enriches the church, enriches religious life” Fr. Thomas Cassidy, provincial superior of the […]

The swan still sings!

SCJ works on second “final” book When Fr. Herman Falke, SCJ, turned 80 he published Sculpted Swan Songs.  It was his eighth book and one that featured many new or yet unpublished sculptures and paintings.  But since it was to be a “swan song,” it also included a few works that had appeared in other […]

Weekly news: February 14, 2011

SCJ named to Ryan White Planning Council Br. Mike Fette has been appointed as a council alternate for the Memphis Area Ryan White Planning Council.  Being an alternate is the first step to becoming a full member of the Council, the task of which is to determine priorities for the distribution of federal funds to […]

SCJ bishop meets challenges with “Ecce Venio”

Fr. Bernie Rosinski, a member of the U.S. Province, got to know Bishop Virginio Bressanelli when the bishop served as superior general.  Fr. Bernie was the vice general secretary. “I enjoyed working with the bishop when I was in Rome but it was when he was at Sacred Heart School of Theology in the ESL program […]

Weekly News: February 7, 2011

Snow, snow and more snow You had to work pretty hard not to know that that last week the Midwest was hit by one of the most powerful storms seen in decades.  Many compared it to the great Chicago storm of 1967. “With two feet of snow, public schools were cancelled in Chicago for the […]