Benedictine Father Paul Nord is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and teaches at Saint Meinrad Seminary. His Sunday Scripture columns are © Father Paul Nord, O.S.B. Father Paul's columns begin with the December 1, 2023, issue of The Message. He succeeds Father Donald Dilger, senior priest of the Diocese of Evansville, whose last column appeared in the November 24, 2023, issue of The Message. Father Dilger retired after serving 36 years as a columnist for The Message.