Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins today, Wednesday, March 2nd. During Pope Francis’ February 23rd General Audience, he made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine, saying that the threat of war had caused “great

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Bishop’s Blog: Ringing in the New Year

Bishop’s Blog: Ringing in the New Year

Mary, Mother of God The first day of January is not only the beginning of a new year but also the day the Church celebrates Mary, as Mother of God. It is also a beautiful and most fitting way to close out the Christmas octave—the eight days

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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: A Time of Reflection and Prayer

Bishop’s Blog: A Time of Reflection and Prayer

Reflecting on Five Years On March 20, I published A Pastoral Letter: Reflections on Five Years – Continuing the Mission, with the intent of sharing over successive weeks, each of the ten points in my blog. The world presented, and will most likely continue to present, many

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