For several years now, a student-founded and student-led group of seminarians at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago has been chopping wood for life. The many acres of woods at the seminary have trees that die or fall quite regularly. The grounds crew chops them up, puts them in a pile, and then a dedicated group of seminarians goes to early Mass, is fed by a hearty breakfast cooked by seminarian Nick Blaha of Kansas City, and then splits the logs for use as firewood. (You may remember Nick’s video from the orphanage this summer). They sell the wood at a great price to local folks, and the money is used to support a local pro-life organization. It’s great healthy activity and for a good cause.

So three cheers for our future priests doing what they can to take an axe to the culture of death.