March 28, 2020
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Fr Dino Vanin

REVEREND DINO VANIN, PIME was born in Cendon di Silea, Province of Treviso, Italy in 1946. He entered the PIME Seminary at Treviso at the tender age of eleven. He came to the U.S. in 1968, studying Theology at Darlington Major Seminary in New Jersey. He has an MA in Secondary School Administration from Seton Hall University. Ordained in 1972, he served as an administrator, teacher, rector and principal at the PIME High School Seminary in Newark, Ohio before being sent to the missions of Thailand, where he served for six years. He is currently the Treasurer of the U.S. Region of PIME in Detroit. On December 16, 2018 he was installed as Pastor of San Francesco Catholic Church in Clinton Township, MI. Every week he takes some time off from his parish ministry to do some administrative work at PIME headquarters in Detroit. Due to his increased workload at the parish while continuing as Treasurer of the U. S. Region of PIME and as counselor and spiritual director, he spends any time left doing a little woodworking.

Untie Him and Let Him Go

Once again, let me remind all of us that the one being raised from the dead is not Lazarus any more (cf. John 11:1-45) but any one of us who might be tired of the cramped confinements of his or her “tomb.” Each day, God alone knows the exact number...

Seeing Ourselves and Others—In the Light

On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Jesus (John 9:1-41) reveals the possible hidden tragedy of self-delusion. “Surely we are not also blind, are we?”  Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so...

The Lord In Our Midst

Is the Lord in our midst or not? There is anger, there is bewilderment, and there is also despair in this grieving question. Is the Lord in our midst or not? This is an ageless question asked by all believers in time of distress and anguish. It...

The Way We Handle Our Hardships

There must be something so very important for our spiritual life in Jesus’ Transfiguration that the Church offers it to our consideration not once, but twice a year, on the second Sunday of Lent and on August 6. I believe that the reason is found in...

Faith and Religion

As I have pointed out many times before, there is a basic difference between faith and religion. In a nutshell: people of religion spend their life looking for a Deity who is convenient and who can grant them what they request of him according to...

So Be Perfect

Our Gospel passage from Matthew (5:38-48) exposes, mercilessly, how truly wrong are those who are not passionate about their life in Christ. It shows also how much those who are not in love with the Lord are missing out on life. Listen again to the...

The Change We Hope For

Simple questions stem from what Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Matthew (5:17-37): Are we pleased with the way the situation is in our home? In our village/town/city? With the way the Government is run? Are we pleased with the way children are...

Our Mission in Life

“You are the salt of the earth” “You are the light of the world.” Here are two of the most direct, targeted expressions uttered by Jesus. We all know how doctors frown upon those who munch on salty snacks and are rather generous with their salt...