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’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Bishop’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Celebration of Adult Confirmation On December 9th, I was honored to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral to the confirmandi prepared through the Adult Confirmation program of our Diocesan Secretariat for the New Evangelization. The celebration of Confirmation recalls the faith we all received

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