Bishop Blog: Mary, Evangelization, and Synod Update

Bishop Blog: Mary, Evangelization, and Synod Update

Immaculate Conception Today, December 8, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catechism beautifully summarizes the Immaculate Conception this way: “No sin would touch her, so that she would be a fitting and worthy vessel of the Son of

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Bishop’s Blog: USCCB Fall General Assembly Recap

Bishop’s Blog: USCCB Fall General Assembly Recap

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland. It was good that we could gather again as a conference and brother bishops to spend a few days together. New this year, a

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Bishop’s Blog: Thanksgiving and Advent

Bishop’s Blog: Thanksgiving and Advent

Happy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we gather with family and friends in sincere gratitude for God’s abundant blessings in our lives. As I reflect on this year, I remain deeply grateful to see God blessing our Diocese through each of you, our

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Bishop’s Blog: November Events

Bishop’s Blog: November Events

2021 US Bishops’ Fall General Assembly This week I am in Baltimore, Maryland, for the General Assembly of US Bishops, also known as the November 2021 Plenary Assembly. It is nice to be back in person again after two years of meeting via Zoom. Connecting with and

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Bishop’s Blog: Ambassadors for Christ

Bishop’s Blog: Ambassadors for Christ

Parish Ambassador Formation Last Saturday, November 6, 123 ambassadors from 91% of parishes in the Diocese came together for a Parish Ambassador Formation Day. The day, organized by the Secretariat for the New Evangelization in conjunction with the ad hoc Revitalization Committee, marked the beginning of conversations

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Bishop’s Blog: Vocational Pathways

Bishop’s Blog: Vocational Pathways

Beginning the Synodal Process This Saturday, the Diocese will begin the next step in our participation in the two-year process leading up to the Synod of Bishops in Rome. The Synod of Bishops was instituted by Pope Saint Paul VI on September 15, 1965, with the motu

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