• Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future
    Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future
    September 22, 2021 by
    September 24th Pastoral Letter This Friday, September 24, I will issue my fourth pastoral letter to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese, entitled, Journeying Together: With Jesus on the Path of Faith and Hope. Now, more than ever, God is calling us to move forward...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith
    Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith
    September 15, 2021 by
    Secretariat for the New Evangelization In my August 18th blog, I shared the July 1st establishment of The Secretariat for the New Evangelization— restructuring the Office of Faith Formation, Campus Ministry, and the Pro-Life Apostolate into one consolidated ministerial and administrative department. The Secretariat will continue the...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Remembering 9/11
    Bishop’s Blog: Remembering 9/11
    September 8, 2021 by
      Remember, Honor, and Pray This week, I unite my prayers with the entire country as we recall the horrendous events of September 11, 2001. How strange to contemplate that this year marks the twentieth anniversary, as I remember that day as if it were yesterday. In...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: A Special Invitation and Welcoming Students Back Safely
    Bishop’s Blog: A Special Invitation and Welcoming Students Back Safely
    September 1, 2021 by
      On Sunday, August 29, I was honored to ordain five Congregation of Holy Cross seminarians to the Transitional Diaconate. The Congregation of Holy Cross has two important entities located in our Diocese—Stonehill College and the World Headquarters of Holy Cross Family Ministries (Family Rosary), both in...
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  • Bishop's Blog: End of Summer Retreat and Fall Preparations
    Bishop’s Blog: End of Summer Retreat and Fall Preparations
    August 25, 2021 by
    Region I Bishops’ Retreat Once a year, usually in August, the Bishops of the New England area go on retreat together. Typically, it is held at the Franciscan House in Kennebunk, Maine. After missing a year due to the pandemic, we were all looking forward to spending...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Catholic Youth Day 2021
    Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Youth Day 2021
    August 18, 2021 by
      On Saturday, August 14th, I joined over 250 teens and youth ministers in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard for the celebration of Catholic Youth Day 2021. I was very pleased to see participants in attendance representing 24 parishes from across the Diocese and Bishop Stang High...
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