Bishop’s Blog: Examples of Charity

Bishop’s Blog: Examples of Charity

FACE Summer Gala Last week it was my pleasure to gather with some 200 persons for the annual Summer Gala in Falmouth to support the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) in our Diocese. After last year’s virtual event—which planners called the Summer Un-Gala- it was wonderful

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Bishop’s Blog: Ask the Bishop

Bishop’s Blog: Ask the Bishop

Catholic Appeal  The 80th Catholic Appeal, “Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love,” has closed with tremendous results. After an extraordinarily challenging time, more than 18,000 individual donors – a 12.5% increase over last year – contributed $4.6 million in gifts and pledges to sustain

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Bishop’s Blog: Special Invitations

Bishop’s Blog: Special Invitations

Legatus Presentation On Wednesday, July 14, I was invited to speak by the New Jersey chapter of Legatus, which is an international organization of Catholic laymen and laywomen from the business community and professional enterprises, begun by Domino’s Pizza and Ave Maria University founder, Tom Monaghan. During

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Bishop’s Blog: Summer Around the Diocese

Bishop’s Blog: Summer Around the Diocese

Lessons from the Garden As a young man in Brazil, I lived on a farm, which is where my love of gardening began. My family often grew what we ate and even kept animals on our farm. I find great joy in cultivating, planting, weeding, and harvesting.

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Bishop’s Blog: The Global and Local Church

Bishop’s Blog: The Global and Local Church

  Revitalization on a Global Level In last week’s blog, I shared that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sets three-year cycle strategic plans. The 2021-24 USCCB Strategic Plan was created with the intent to “guide the Conference during the uniquely challenging times we face as

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